The word "mad" is very similar to the word "angry." The examples below show how it’s used as an adjective:

  • Why is she mad?
  • Are you mad at me?
  • He gets mad very easily.
  • Do you think they’re going to get mad?
  • Don’t make that dog mad. He’ll bite you.
  • You made them mad with your comments.
  • The teacher suddenly became mad at the students when he realized that they weren’t listening to him.

Sometimes the word "mad" is similar to the word "crazy."

  • Bill is going to go mad if he stays at his job any longer.
  • Belinda is going mad from all the work she has to do.
  • All this noise is going to make me go mad.

man going madHe feels as though he’s about to go mad.

There are a few other ways to use this word:

  • The occupants in the building made a mad dash for the exit when they realized there was a fire. (mad dash = quick movement)
  • She’s mad about her boyfriend. (She loves him or likes him very much.)
  • You’re a mad man. (You’re kind of crazy–but in a good way.)
  • Those two are madly in love. (They’re very much in love. The word "madly" is an adverb.)


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June 13, 2015