Definition of madcap
: marked by capriciousness, recklessness, or foolishness
Examples of madcap in a Sentence
a madcap scheme to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
Recent Examples of madcap from the Web
Bentivegna also directs it all with the hand of a madcap master.
While there are abattoir scenes, and no shortage of heartache, much of the film is madcap and light, and shot through with Mr. Bong’s wry humor.
Risso's madcap journey seems to become more enjoyable by the minute—certainly for him, but also for the easily bored fashion insiders, and probably for Marni's bottom line.
Never has the Netflix show’s characteristically madcap sense of humor felt so out of place.
George Steinbrenner fired his madcap New York Yankees manager after Martin got into a fight with a marshmallow salesman in a bar.
This musical comedy is based on the Marx Brothers’ original Broadway hit and film about a madcap quest for a purported art thief.
Somehow, a theme-park ride combined with clever, madcap visuals and Johnny Depp’s scapegrace showboating added up to something fresh.
Trump's fellow Republicans have little choice but to look on at the madcap cycle of revelations and suspicion that is unfolding and adopt the most hopeful interpretation of events.
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Definition of madcap for English Language Learners
: very foolish or silly
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