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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, while gaming technology might have moved on from the simplicity of brightly coloured bricks, Tetris still remains maddeningly addictive even today.
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In science and technology, astounding progress marches alongside maddeningly simple but seemingly unsolvable problems, in the last 50 years, the density of data on computer disks has increased 500 million times while the energy density of batteries has increased only marginally.
At least SarahOs stalking of Martin was knife-edge stuff, but NaomiOs trailing of Sonia is still maddeningly pointless.