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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

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 process propels itself, like a machine gone mad.
Former sports minister and Football Foundation director Richard Caborn labelled the move as "commercialisation gone mad" while former FA Cup winner Lou Macari said changing the name "wouldn't sound right".
Shocked James branded the response a "total overreaction" and the couple's solicitor said the law had "gone mad".
HOW predictable that the article regarding the BNP member raising funds for the Royal British Legion ends with the words 'political correctness gone mad' (Examiner, August 15).
This world has clearly gone mad. The exercise I mean is arms outstretched up and out, bending down, touching toes, games introduced such as netball, rounders, pass the ball, skipping.
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 expectations heaped on eircom League Champions Shelbourne have gone mad, according to Rovers boss Roddy Collins.
Local firefighter and town mayor Norman Henderson described the decision as 'legislation gone mad'.
David Sparkes,chief executive of the Amateur Swimming Association, said: ``It's bureaucracy gone mad and it just beggars belief.
AFTER the French Tourist Minister's invitation to the English to descend on the World Cup without tickets this summer I can only say they must have gone mad on the other side of the Channel.
It's the nanny State gone mad and is being brought in by people who care so much about our children they cut their benefits so they can live in poverty.
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.