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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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In the Davos interview, the Taoiseach said: "What happened in our country was that people simply went mad borrowing.
Soon after releasing his million-selling debut, ``Nouveau Flamenco,'' in 1990, pop instrumental fans went mad for flamenco, even while Liebert was drawing on influences from the Middle East and Asia, r&b, jazz and ambient music.
As the crowd went mad he snarled: "You should get all your heads kicked in you f***ing c***.
Adjani, 41, with her wide, blue eyes, expressive face and alabaster skin, is best-known in the title role as the sculptor ``Camille Claudel'' - a film about Rodin's brilliantly talented mistress who went mad and ended her life in an insane asylum.