(adjective, verb, adverb)


1. Angry, annoyed.

- she gets mad when you wake her up so early

- mad at his friend

Similar word(s): angry, huffy, sore

2. affected with madness or insanity

- a man who had gone mad

Similar word(s): insane, brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, sick, unbalanced, unhinged

3. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; overcome with desire for something.

- a mad whirl of pleasure

Similar word(s): wild, delirious, excited, frantic, unrestrained

4. very foolish

- a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains

Similar word(s): foolish, harebrained, insane

Sentences with mad as an adjective:

- You want to spend $1000 on a pair of shoes? Are you mad?

- He's got this mad idea that he's irresistible to women.

- Are you mad at me?

- to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred

- Aren't you just mad for that red dress?

- a mad dog

- I gotta give you mad props for scoring us those tickets.


1. (slang, New England, New York and Britain, dialect) Intensifier; to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly; very; unbelievably.

- He was driving mad slow.

- It's mad hot today.

- He seems mad keen on her.


1. (now colloquial US) To madden, to anger, to frustrate.