demented

adjective
de·ment·ed | \di-ˈmen-təd \

Definition of demented 

1 : mad, insane a demented criminal

2 : suffering from or exhibiting cognitive dementia treating demented patients

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Other Words from demented

dementedly adverb
dementedness noun

Examples of demented in a Sentence

Many of the patients there were demented. In the movie, he plays a demented man trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. Her demented ramblings are a symptom of her illness. He gave me a demented little smile. parents who are almost demented with worry
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The feed is demented and weird, at times indistinguishable from other Instagram meme accounts that hog all the bandwidth. Chris Gayomali, GQ, "Suiting Up with John Cena," 12 June 2018 Bourdain captures the world of restaurants and professionally cooked food in all its theatrical, demented glory. Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY, "Our review: Anthony Bourdain's 'Kitchen Confidential' captured restaurants' demented glory," 8 June 2018 Now, Peter Fonda's comments are sick, twisted, ugly, demented and this is the insanity coming from America's left. Fox News, "Gorka: Suddenly the left care about minorities and children?," 21 June 2018 And while sitting there autographing books, a demented black woman came up. CNN, "Here is the speech Martin Luther King Jr. gave the night before he died," 4 Apr. 2018 The rest of the video looked straight out of a middle schooler's most demented sketchbook, if staged on the deserts of Mad Max: Fury Road and the sci-fi hallucination scenes of Annihilation. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Bethesda at E3: Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield confirmed for “next generation”," 11 June 2018 Read More Expected Panthers buyer isn't a Trump fan, called him a 'demented, narcissistic scumbag' A team spokesman did not want to comment on the matter. Jourdan Rodrigue And Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Source: Panthers captains, leaders met with David Tepper on new NFL anthem policy | Charlotte Observer," 24 May 2018 Here are some of our favorite—and most demented—Coachella looks. Liz Raiss, GQ, "All the Wildest Looks from Coachella 2018," 17 Apr. 2018 The true standout of the voice cast is Demetriou as the demented, devious Moriarty, who takes the form of an adorable-but-evil little pie boy figurine — sort of like if Big Boy wore less clothes, had less hair and sported a devilish grin and cackle. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ is just OK," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of demented

1632, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for demented

see dementia

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The first known use of demented was in 1632

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demented

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of demented

: not able to think clearly or to understand what is real and what is not real : crazy or insane

demented

adjective
de·ment·ed | \di-ˈmen-təd \

Kids Definition of demented

demented

adjective
de·ment·ed | \di-ˈment-əd \

Medical Definition of demented 

: suffering from or exhibiting cognitive dementia

Other Words from demented

dementedly adverb
dementedness noun

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