maddish

maddish

[mad-ish]
adjective
somewhat mad.

Origin:
1565–75; mad + -ish1

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mad (mæd)
 
adj (foll by about, on, or over; often postpositive) , madder, maddest
1.  mentally deranged; insane
2.  senseless; foolish: a mad idea
3.  informal (often foll by at) angry; resentful
4.  wildly enthusiastic (about) or fond (of): mad about football; football-mad
5.  extremely excited or confused; frantic: a mad rush
6.  temporarily overpowered by violent reactions, emotions, etc: mad with grief
7.  of animals
 a.  unusually ferocious: a mad buffalo
 b.  afflicted with rabies
8.  informal like mad with great energy, enthusiasm, or haste; wildly
9.  mad as a hatter crazily eccentric
 
vb , madder, maddest, mads, madding, madded
10.  archaic to make or become mad; act or cause to act as if mad
 
[Old English gemǣded, past participle of gemǣdan to render insane; related to gemād insane, and to Old High German gimeit silly, crazy, Old Norse meitha to hurt, damage]
 
'maddish
 
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