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mad·ly

 (măd′lē)
adv.
1. In a crazy way; insanely.
2. In a wild manner; frantically.
3. In a foolish manner; rashly.

madly

(ˈmædlɪ)
adv
1. in an insane or foolish manner
2. with great speed and energy
3. informal extremely or excessively: I love you madly.

mad•ly

(ˈmæd li)

adv.
1. insanely.
2. with desperate haste or intensity: worked madly.
3. extremely: madly in love.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.madly - in an uncontrolled manner; "she fought back madly"
2.madly - in an insane mannermadly - in an insane manner; "she behaved insanely"; "he behaves crazily when he is off his medication"; "the witch cackled madly"; "screaming dementedly"
3.madly - (used as intensives) extremelymadly - (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

madly

adverb
1. (Informal) passionately, wildly, desperately, intensely, exceedingly, extremely, excessively, to distraction, devotedly She has fallen madly in love with him.
3. energetically, quickly, wildly, rapidly, hastily, furiously, excitedly, hurriedly, recklessly, speedily, like mad (informal), hell for leather, like lightning, hotfoot, like the clappers (Brit. informal), like nobody's business (informal), like greased lightning (informal) Children ran madly around the tables, shouting and playing.
4. insanely, frantically, hysterically, crazily, deliriously, distractedly, rabidly, frenziedly, dementedly He would cackle madly to himself in the small hours.
Translations
بِجُنونبِجُنُوْنٍ
šílenězběsile
vanvittigt
hullun lailla
luđački
brjálæîislega
気違いのように
미친 듯이
noro
vansinnigt
อย่างเสียสติ
điên cuồng

madly

[ˈmædlɪ] ADV
1. (= crazily) [scream, laugh, wave, rush] (one person) → como (un) loco/(una) loca; (more than one person) → como locos
my heart was beating madlymi corazón latía como loco
2. (= very) he was madly jealous of his sisterestaba terriblemente celoso de su hermana
they were madly in love with each otherestaban locamente or perdidamente enamorados uno del otro
she found her new life madly excitingsu nueva vida le parecía terriblemente excitante
life is not madly exciting at the momenten este momento mi vida no es muy emocionante

madly

[ˈmædli] adv
[grin, gesticulate, rush] → follement
[love] → follement; [jealous, angry] → extrêmement
madly in love → éperdument amoureux/euse
to fall madly in love → tomber éperdument amoureux/euse

madly

adv
wie verrückt; he worked madly for weeks on ender arbeitete wochenlang wie besessen or verrückt
(inf: = extremely) → wahnsinnig; to be madly in love (with somebody)bis über beide Ohren (in jdn) verliebt sein, total (in jdn) verschossen sein (inf); I’m not madly keen to goich bin nicht wahnsinnig scharf (inf)or erpicht darauf (zu gehen)

madly

[ˈmædlɪ] adv (behave) → come un(a) pazzo/a; (love) → alla follia
to be madly in love with sb → essere follemente innamorato/a di qn
I'm not madly keen on the idea → l'idea non mi entusiasma

mad

(mӕd) adjective
1. mentally disturbed or insane. Ophelia went mad; You must be mad.
2. (sometimes with at or with) very angry. She was mad at me for losing my keys.
3. (with about) having a great liking or desire for. I'm just mad about Harry.
ˈmadly adverb
ˈmadness noun
ˈmadden verb
to make mad or very angry. The animal was maddened by the pain.
ˈmaddening adjective
likely to cause anger. maddening delays.
ˈmaddeningly adverb
ˈmadmanplural ˈmadmen: feminine ˈmadwoman plural ˈmadwomen noun
a person who is insane. He drove/fought like a madman.
mad ˈcow disease noun
a fatal disease of cattle, which can affect also humans who eat meat from infected cattle.
like mad
wildly, desperately, very quickly etc. struggling/trying/running like mad.

madly

بِجُنُوْنٍ zběsile vanvittigt wie verrückt παράφορα locamente hullun lailla follement luđački follemente 気違いのように 미친 듯이 furieus vanvittig szalenie loucamente безумно vansinnigt อย่างเสียสติ çılgınca điên cuồng 发狂地
References in classic literature ?
Rosa, even when my dear boy was affianced to you, I loved you madly; even when I thought his happiness in having you for his wife was certain, I loved you madly; even when I strove to make him more ardently devoted to you, I loved you madly; even when he gave me the picture of your lovely face so carelessly traduced by him, which I feigned to hang always in my sight for his sake, but worshipped in torment for years, I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hells of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly.
He is madly, quite madly, in love with you, my dear.
There was Bertha Doolittle, old Doolittle's daughter, who had been madly in love with Dartworthy, the rich Bonanza fraction owner; and Dartworthy, in turn, not loving Bertha at all, but madly loving Colonel Walthstone's wife and eloping down the Yukon with her; and Colonel Walthstone himself, madly loving his own wife and lighting out in pursuit of the fleeing couple.
And the Banker, inspired with a courage so new It was matter for general remark, Rushed madly ahead and was lost to their view In his zeal to discover the Snark
No wonder, taking the whole fleet of whalemen in a body, that out of fifty fair chances for a dart, not five are successful; no wonder that so many hapless harpooneers are madly cursed and disrated; no wonder that some of them actually burst their blood-vessels in the boat; no wonder that some sperm whalemen are absent four years with four barrels; no wonder that to many ship owners, whaling is but a losing concern; for it is the harpooneer that makes the voyage, and if you take the breath out of his body how can you expect to find it there when most wanted
He did not wait for them to join him, however, instead he wheeled his thoat and came tearing madly in our direction.
His pride was bitterly hurt, and he answered madly.
He and the lions had been making so much noise that neither could hear anything above their concerted bedlam, and so it was that Tarzan did not hear the great bulk bearing down upon him from behind until an instant before it was upon him, and then he turned to see Buto, the rhinoceros, his little, pig eyes blazing, charging madly toward him and already so close that escape seemed impossible; yet so perfectly were mind and muscles coordinated in this unspoiled, primitive man that almost simultaneously with the sense perception of the threatened danger he wheeled and hurled his spear at Buto's chest.
The dugout turned broadside the instant that its nose touched the sand, and immediately it rolled over, with all its crew scrambling madly for the shore.
Bududreen and another were racing madly toward the jungle beyond the campong.
And clear across to the Atlantic, the Junta in touch with them all and all of them needing guns, mere adventurers, soldiers of fortune, bandits, disgruntled American union men, socialists, anarchists, rough-necks, Mexican exiles, peons escaped from bondage, whipped miners from the bull-pens of Coeur d'Alene and Colorado who desired only the more vindictively to fight--all the flotsam and jetsam of wild spirits from the madly complicated modern world.
I turned and, running madly, made for the first group of trees, perhaps a hundred yards away; but I ran slantingly and stumbling, for I could not avert my face from these things.