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Synonyms for mad

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. huffy, mad, sore(adj)

    roused to anger

    "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"

    thin-skinned, huffy, unhinged, delirious, raw, sick, disturbed, feisty, insane, harebrained, unbalanced, brainsick, demented, tender, excited, afflictive, frantic, unrestrained, crazy, sore, sensitive, painful, touchy

    sane, unangry(p), wise, tame

  2. brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhinged(adj)

    affected with madness or insanity

    "a man who had gone mad"

    harebrained, insane, nauseous, wan, disgusted, gaga, sore, imbalanced, macabre, brainsick, pallid, sick of(p), sick, grisly, disquieted, half-baked, maladjusted, unbalanced, unhinged, disturbed, softheaded, gruesome, dotty, unrestrained, grim, sickish, worried, excited, nauseated, sick(p), fed up(p), wild, pale, upset, delirious, demented, screwball, crazy, ghastly, huffy, ill, queasy, distressed, frantic, tired of(p)

    sane, tame, unangry(p), wise

  3. delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained(adj)

    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

    "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure"

    aroused, huffy, unbalanced, unhinged, delirious, excited, sick, disturbed, hallucinating, emotional, insane, harebrained, frenetic, brainsick, phrenetic, activated, demented, frantic, unrestrained, crazy, sore, worked up, frenzied

    unangry(p), sane, wise, tame

  4. harebrained, insane, mad(adj)

    very foolish

    "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"

    insane, unhinged, sick, disturbed, excited, demented, harebrained, crazy, unrestrained, delirious, brainsick, huffy, unbalanced, sore, frantic

    wise, tame, unangry(p), sane


  1. mad(adjective)

    hella, helluv, wickedAdverb, kinda, helluvEtymology 2

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mad

    insane, demented, furious, lunatic, infuriated, crazy, maniacal, frantic, rabid, wild, distracted

    sane, sound, sensible, quiet, composed, unexcited, sober

Editors Contribution

  1. indignent

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mad(a.)

    insane, crazy, crazed, distracted, lunatic, delirious, out of one's head

  2. mad(a.)

    frantic, furious, enraged, raging, violent

  3. mad(a.)

    angry, exasperated, provoked, incensed, in a passion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mad(a)

    crazy, insane, demented, maniacal, raving, indignant, enraged, irate, resentful, rabid, distracted, wild, infatuated, angry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    crazy, angry, insane, upset, pissed, furious, madman, loca, nuts, hatter, fool, beef, irate, cow, anger, enraged, fou, livid, cows, rabid, psycho

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How to use mad in a sentence?

  1. Yvette Harris:

    There are so many killings going on around the country. People are mad, here and everywhere, it will be a long time before there is a healing.

  2. Harriet Kelly:

    I just told them I'd stop driving on my birthday, my 90th birthday, and I did. And I was mad at myself because I did it, i thought I was still pretty good!

  3. Pete Rose:

    It's the kind of deal where if you're Utley's teammates, you give him a high-five, and if you're the Mets, you're mad and you can't wait to get even with him somehow.

  4. John le Carre, "The Chancellor Who Agreed To Play Spy, in The New York Times, May 8, 1974:

    Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-ight drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.

  5. John Isaacson:

    If people are selling these with open recalls, customers get mad, over time, it's not good for business.

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