madman

noun
mad·man | \ ˈmad-ˌman , -mən \

Definition of madman 

: a man who is or acts as if insane

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Synonyms for madman

Synonyms

daredevil, devil, madcap

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Examples of madman in a Sentence

a celebrity being stalked by a madman as far as I'm concerned, anyone who likes skydiving is a madman

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After all, the Olympics will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea, which—this may not surprise you—is just south of North Korea, which is ruled by supreme leader and nuclear missile-wielding madman Kim Jong-un. Michael Rosenberg, SI.com, "What, me worry? Preparing to spend two weeks at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang," 8 Feb. 2018 Jaws is employed by madman Karl Stromberg (Curd Jurgens), who tries to provoke a nuclear holocaust and then create a civilization under the sea. Charles Stockdale And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "Every James Bond film ranked from worst to best," 18 June 2018 In Onion’s telling, John Brown is a wild-eyed zealot, a cartoonish madman who talks like Yosemite Sam and prays for hours on end but whose madness and prayers are nevertheless devoted to the abolition of slavery. WSJ, "Randall Fuller," 1 June 2018 In this sixth installment, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) goes to Paris to prevent a madman (Sean Harris) from blowing up parts of the world. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "Summer movies 2018: Here's when 'Ocean's 8,' 'Incredibles 2,' 'Jurassic World' and more hit theaters," 6 June 2018 Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot. $5. The Courier-Journal, "50+ fun things for week of July 27-Aug. 2," 26 July 2017 The Karawara, who join us for a long lunch, remember stories their relatives told about the European madman. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "Navigating Tradition and Tourism in Papua New Guinea," 3 May 2018 Trump has always operated on a madman theory of negotiation. Howard Fineman, NBC News, "In the Trump era, there’s no ‘room where it happens’," 20 Jan. 2018 Nicole Odom struggled to wrap her head around the horror: Her middle child, so joyous and sweet, slain and butchered by a madman who dumped the body parts in a Brooklyn park. Sun-Sentinel.com, "'Chocolate' tattoo helps ID butchered woman whose body parts were strewn in Brooklyn park," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of madman

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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madman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of madman

: a man who has severe mental illness : an insane man

: a man who acts in a wild and uncontrolled way

madman

noun
mad·man | \ ˈmad-ˌman , -mən \
plural madmen\-mən \

Kids Definition of madman

: a man who is or acts as if insane

madman

noun
mad·man | \ ˈmad-ˌman, -mən \

Medical Definition of madman 

: a man who is or acts as if insane

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