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Definitions for madman
ˈmædˌmæn, -mən; -ˌmɛn, -mənmad·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunatic, madman, maniacnoun

    an insane person


  1. madmannoun

    A male who is insane or mentally disturbed.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Madmannoun

    A man deprived of his understanding.

    Etymology: mad and man.

    They shall be like madmen, sparing none, but still sporting. 2 Esd. xvi. 71.

    He that eagerly pursues any thing, is no better than a madman. Roger L'Estrange.

    He who ties a madman ’s hands, or takes away his sword, loves his person while he disarms his frenzy. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. madman

    A madman is typically referred to as a person who is mentally ill, especially one who behaves in a wild, uncontrolled, or aggressive manner. It can also refer to someone who acts in an eccentric or unpredictable way, often displaying extreme or unusual ideas and actions. However, this term can be considered as derogatory or stigmatizing of individuals with mental health conditions. It is usually advised to use specific, clinical terms or neutral language when discussing mental health.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Madmannoun

    a man who is mad; lunatic; a crazy person

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of madman in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of madman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of madman in a Sentence

  1. Ilya Yashin:

    Only a madman wouldn't be afraid, this year alone one of my friends has been killed and another jailed.

  2. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    The tiny madman in his padded cell.

  3. Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas:

    No security operation would have stopped a madman from mowing down innocent people on a promenade.

  4. Robert Anton Wilson:

    Only the madman is absolutely sure.

  5. John Henry Browne:

    Ted Bundy in court. (Oxygen) Browne said he never got to truly know Bundy and instead, only came to know the different sides of his personalities, ranging from seemingly confident lawyer to manipulative madman. But there was one moment when Bundy unveiled a completely different side before his murder trial in Miami.

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