madman


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mad·man

 (măd′măn′, -mən)
n.
1. A man who is mentally deranged.
2. A man who behaves in a violently destructive way: a madman who stabbed several people on a bus.
3. A man who behaves in an energetic, uncontrolled way: a madman on the drums; is a madman when driving during rush-hour traffic.

madman

(ˈmædmən)
n, pl -men
a man who is insane, esp one who behaves violently; lunatic

mad•man

(ˈmædˌmæn, -mən)

n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
a person who is or appears to be insane.
[1300–50]
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.madman - an insane person
crazy, looney, nutcase, weirdo - someone deranged and possibly dangerous
bedlamite - an archaic term for a lunatic
pyromaniac - a person with a mania for setting things on fire
madwoman - a woman lunatic
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness

madman

madwoman
noun lunatic, psycho (slang), maniac, loony (slang), nut (slang), psychotic, psychopath, nutter (Brit. slang), basket case (slang), nutcase (slang), headcase (informal), mental case (slang), headbanger (informal) He wanted to run around outside, screaming like a madman.
Quotations
"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad" [Salvador Dali Diary of a Genius]
Translations
مَجْنونمَجْنُوْنٌ
šílenecblázen
en sindssyggalning
mielipuoli
luđak
vitfirringur
気違い男
미친 사람
norec
galning
คนบ้า
người điên

madman

[ˈmædmən] N (madmen (pl)) → loco m

madman

[ˈmædmən] nfou m, aliéné m
This is the work of a madman → C'est l'œuvre d'un fou.
like a madman → comme un fou

madman

n pl <-men> → Irre(r) m, → Verrückte(r) m

madman

[ˈmædmən] n (-men (pl)) → pazzo, folle m

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.

madman

مَجْنُوْنٌ šílenec galning Verrückter τρελός loco mielipuoli fou luđak pazzo 気違い男 미친 사람 dwaas galning obłąkaniec louco сумасшедший galning คนบ้า manyak người điên 疯子
References in classic literature ?
I knew it must be so: that so it always had been, and so it ever would be: and when I cowered in some obscure corner of a crowded room, and saw men whisper, and point, and turn their eyes towards me, I knew they were telling each other of the doomed madman; and I slunk away again to mope in solitude.
I was too cunning for them, madman as they thought me.
"Ah, poor old Madman, he's always losing his books," said Tom, "and getting called up and floored because he hasn't got them."
As we got into the New Row, which was hardly wide enough to hold the Doctor and his gown, click, click, click, we heard in the old Madman's den.
The evening of the day on which I had taken my madman's resolution to depart in anger from all that was dear to me found me in that congenial spot.
With a madman's cunning, Makar Alexeevich eyed the Frenchman, raised his pistol, and took aim.
The whole of that week he experienced a sensation such as a man might have set in charge of a dangerous madman, afraid of the madman, and at the same time, from being with him, fearing for his own reason.
for if your worship had let that pass -and you were not a judge in the matter- it is my belief the madman would have gone on with his story, and the blow of the stone, and the kicks, and more than half a dozen cuffs would have been escaped."
Two hours afterwards he could not be recognized as a king, a gentleman, a man, a human being; he might rather be called a madman, tearing the door with his nails, trying to tear up the flooring of his cell, and uttering such wild and fearful cries that the old Bastile seemed to tremble to its very foundations for having revolted against its master.
My soul is more than matched; she's overmanned; and by a madman! Insufferable sting, that sanity should ground arms on such a field!
What would his guards think if they heard him shout like a madman?
When I see you merely, you look like a reasonable being; when you speak, I seem to have to do with a madman. Come, Porthos, join me; say frankly, what do you think of this business?"