stark raving mad

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stark raving mad

informal
: completely insane
  • That noise is going to drive me stark raving mad.

Word by Word Definitions

stark play
  1. : rigid in or as if in death

  2. : rigidly conforming (as to a pattern or doctrine) : absolute

  3. : strong, robust

  1. : in a stark manner

  2. : to an absolute or complete degree : wholly

raving play
  1. : irrational, incoherent, wild, or extravagant utterance or declamation

  1. : talking wildly or irrationally

  2. : ravishing

mad play
  1. : arising from, indicative of, or marked by mental disorder

  2. : completely unrestrained by reason and judgment : unable to think in a clear or sensible way

  3. : incapable of being explained or accounted for

  1. : madden

  1. : a fit or mood of bad temper

  2. : anger, fury

  1. : very, extremely


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