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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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And perhaps most maddeningly, Roosevelt faced the same problem that Churchill had been forced to confront when France, in its death throes, had asked for his precious Spitfire fighters.
They are often provided as part of a package deal that includes professional advice on how to fill out maddeningly complex citizenship applications, a set of fingerprints, and a pair of photographs (both required for the application).
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Two Austrian ninth symphonies, both in C major, framed proceedings, Mozart's maddeningly early K73 compact and cultured, Schubert's monster taut and energising under Walter's magisterial beat.
The artwork of Marcel Duchamp presents intriguing, yet maddeningly intricate, puzzles.
The young leads of Carla Henry as Juliet and her Romeo, Jamie Doyle, were enthusiastic but did not express enough emotion or chemistry with each other to make the audience believe they were maddeningly in love.
Kirovski, 29, a sometimes brilliant but maddeningly inconsistentforward, was brought to the Galaxy last season by Sigi Schmid - coach Steve Sampson's predecessor - following 13 seasons in Europe, including stints with Manchester United (as a youth), Bayer Leverkusen and Sporting Lisbon.
The singer sounds like he's seen a very bad moon rising and a maddeningly simple but insistent riff hammers home the horror.
Glass is clear, but the process by which it forms remains maddeningly opaque.
One of points to these independent, local ISPs will be that our Quick-Cell deployment model will allow them to bypass the monopolistic Baby Bells and their congested, and maddeningly unavailable, last-mile hardwire service, while providing what we believe will be a competitive edge in price, performance and flexibility in their markets," Loflin added.
This means that while it remains maddeningly challenging -- if not impossible -- for Canadian movies to get a theatrical run on the regular commercial exhibition circuit, it's only the truly misbegotten strip of homegrown celluloid that doesn't secure a festival slot somewhere between St.
The two saving graces in this maddeningly uneven production are a stunning soundtrack by composer John O'Hara and young actor Samantha Robinson.