Definition of demented
- treating demented patients
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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balmy, bats, batty, bedlam, bonkers, brainsick, certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackpot, crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, deranged, gaga, insane, kooky (also kookie), loco [slang], loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, non compos mentis, nuts, nutty, psychotic, screwy, unbalanced, unhinged, unsound, wacky (also whacky);
around the bend, off one's gourd, off one's head, off one's rocker, out of one's head (or mind);
: not able to think clearly or to understand what is real and what is not real : crazy or insane
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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