Examples of madcap in a Sentence
a madcap scheme to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel
Recent Examples of madcap from the Web
Madcap Puppets will perform Jules Verne's Excellent Adventure.
Ken Ludwig's madcap adaptation of the Dumas swashbuckler.
The hilarious scene with Gordon, Albert and the french women could be called madcap, except for its snail's pace.
At last, this madcap, nihilistic cartoon about a nutty scientist and his grandson properly returns for a third season after an almost two-year absence.
Ken Ludwig's affectionate, madcap adaptation of the Dumas swashbuckler.
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.
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First Known Use of madcap
Synonymsaudacious, brash, daredevil, foolhardy, overbold, overconfident, reckless, temerarious
Antonymscareful, cautious, circumspect, guarded, heedful, prudent, safe, wary
Related Wordsadventuresome, adventurous, bold, daring, venturesome, venturous; brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous; hotheaded; impetuous, imprudent, impulsive, incautious, rash; brainless, foolish, harebrained, scatterbrained; careless, heedless, thoughtless; hasty, headlong, precipitate
Near Antonymsunadventurous, unambitious; fainthearted, fearful, mousy (or mousey), scary, shy, skittish, timid, timorous; calm, cool, levelheaded, sensible; alert, intelligent, quick-witted, sharp; chicken, chickenhearted, cowardly, craven, dastardly, lily-livered, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellow
MADCAP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of madcap for English Language Learners
: very foolish or silly
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