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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. Euripides:

    Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

  2. Jay Rodriguez:

    Manchester United's mad that. Manchester United's Manchester United. The lads have come in the dressing room buzzing, these are the moments you work hard for. We stopped them playing. We showed our qualities to keep the ball and hurt them.

  3. Kristen Wiig:

    The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me, some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.

  4. Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi:

    ISIS fighters are really sex-mad. ... Some of them have two and three wives, and even with that they are trying to find slaves from Yazidi girls.

  5. Solomon Lartey:

    When she walked me out and took my badge and the gate close behind me -- it was like, damn, that's 20 years of White House service, gone, some nights, I cried and I was mad because I got comfortable.

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