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Suffering from dementia.


1. Suffering from dementia.
2. Informal Crazy or foolish.

de·ment′ed·ly adv.
de·ment′ed·ness n.


Etymology: L, de, away from, mens, mind
pertaining to a form of mental disorder in which cognitive functions are affected. Central features are memory loss and inability to learn new material. Common causes are organic brain disorders.

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  
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Here we're asked to laugh at his dementedly unconventional trials of true love by generating artificial tensions.
Lord of the Rings" auteur Peter Jackson's 1989 film "Meet the Feebles" pretty much drew the line after which dementedly anti-social kids'-show puppets would cease to be funny.
For all the ferocity of his vision, Houellebecq does have a heart, and although he would probably not care to be told so, it is the palpable beating of that organ which lifts his work to heights that the dementedly fastidious Lovecraft could not have scaled in his wildest and weirdest dreams.
Imagine you're the frontman of, say, a Guns N' Roses cover band, playing your tribute to one of those bands whose fans are dementedly diehard.
Mills instead heads for Naylor and celebrates dementedly in his face.
Strongest asset among the holdovers is the priceless Coolidge, who puts such a dementedly original skew on her line readings as the dimwitted, big-hearted trailer-trash beautician that she enlivens every scene she's in.
If Wizzard's Roy Wood dementedly wishes for it to be THAT day EVERY day for the rest of his life or Noddy Holder screams 'IT'S CHRSTMAS' one more time across one more city centre department sound system, then serious consideration will be given to walking into the household gifts department, purchasing a box of crackers, strapping them to the torso and detonating them all at once in protest.
Dementedly zany, yes; benignly bonkers, perhaps - but hardly a tragic figure.
During the big debate in Congress over funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, when Jesse Helms was dementedly brandishing homoerotic photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe in the well of the Senate, conservatives proposed that federal arts, funding he cut off entirely.
Whoever said "rip out" or "knock through" before she came along dementedly tapping at walls?
New mums go jogging - WITH junior, propelled ahead in a space-age buggy as size zero ma pushes dementedly.
Meanwhile Lohan, who was actually pretty good in her previous outings, whirlwinds dementedly around as - like her character - her lucky career streak seems to have finally deserted her.