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mad

(mad), This imprecise and outmoded word is best avoided in medical speech and writing. Negative or pejorative connotations may render it offensive in some contexts. A nonmedical, pejorative term for:
1. Rabid.
2. Mentally ill; insane.
[A.S. gemād]

MAD

abbreviation for multiple autoimmune disorder.

mad

Medspeak-UK
An antiquated term, now used colloquially, for insane or mentally ill. It should not be used in a professional context, as it bears an offensive and pejorative overtone.

Vox populi-US
(1) Angry.
(2) Rabid, frenetic.

MAD

Abbreviation for:
multiple anomalous dispersion

mad

1. Not rational.
2. Angry.
3. Rash, foolish, frantic.
4. Suffering from infection with rabies.
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THE WORLD HAS GONE MAD The world has gone mad With mobiles and computers Can you imagine a world Without cars Or without money We could sail along And the cake could be equal We will have to rethink Our Capitalist plans Who am I today I could be like you Eating in some fancy restaurant Or visiting the Oxfam The wheels on the bus Go round and round And food parcels Are going to Africa The angel is on the tree For you and me The world has gone mad And I am glad Wait a moment While the spaceship comes We can learn computers While we wait And the mobile is switched off KENNETH MOOD, Swalwell, Gateshead.
It's legislation gone mad, but it's for the safety of firefighters and the public and it's not worth taking the risk of litigation.
Whether taking the form of furniture or of objects with no identifiable function, Teplin's assemblages often seem the work of a milliner gone mad.
To the average person it would seem that the world has gone mad.
This latest bout of political correctness gone mad follows a diktat from the Football League to scrap God Save the Queen ahead of all the play-off finals because the Welsh national anthem won't be played for Cardiff.
Ultimately," Hunter writes, "I have come to think of Malcolm (in one of his own metaphors) as the gargoyle perched on the cathedral steeple, a grinning, gnome-like figure peering down at the antics of a world gone mad, and at the same time drawing attention heavenwards.
The process propels itself, like a machine gone mad.
He discovers that illegal experiments have infected it and now he must fight for survival against a world gone mad.
But one firefighter said: "It's health and safety gone mad.
So is this a sign of a nanny state gone mad - or a much-needed, long-overdue initiative?
Is this the PC brigade gone mad, is it not proud of our heritage, especially with the legend that St George was born at Caludon Castle?
The Disney division will have ``Turok,'' a first-person-shooter game detailing the exploits of a space commando on a planet gone mad, for the 360, plus several titles for the new Nintendo system.