madding


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madding

frenzied; raging: far from the madding crowd
Not to be confused with:
maddening – driving to madness or frenzy; exasperating: All those delays are maddening.

mad·ding

 (măd′ĭng)
adj.
In a state of frenzy; frenzied: "far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife" (Thomas Gray).

madding

(ˈmædɪŋ)
adj
1. acting or behaving as if mad: the madding crowd.
2. making mad; maddening
ˈmaddingly adv

mad•ding

(ˈmæd ɪŋ)

adj.
tumultuous: the madding crowd.
[1300–50]

madding

- In "far from the madding crowd," madding is a poetic survival meaning "wild, furious, raving, mad."
See also related terms for mad.
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madding

adjective
Archaic. Marked by extreme excitement, confusion, or agitation:
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