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demented Explained

demented at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


demented at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1644, from obsolete dement "drive mad" (1545), probably from M.Fr. dementer, from L.L. dementare "out of one's mind," from phrase de mente, from de + mente, abl. of mens mind." Dementia is attested from 1806; earlier form in Eng. was demency (1858), from Fr. d?mence. Dementia pr?icox is a Mod.L. form recorded from 1899 in Eng., 1891 in Ger., from Fr. d?mence pr?coce (1857). See precocious. ///

demented at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: dement 'to drive mad' (16-19 centuries), from Latin mens 'mind']//
1 crazy or behaving in a very strange way: --She was almost demented with grief.//
2 old-fashioned suffering from dementia:

demented at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "demented":
abnormal, bereft of reason, brainsick, crackbrained, cracked,
crazed, crazy, daft, delirious, deluded, deprived of reason,
deranged, disoriented, distraught, flighty, frenzied, hallucinated,
hysterical, insane, irrational, loco, lunatic, mad, maddened,
maniac, manic, mazed, mental, mentally deficient, meshuggah,
moon-struck, non compos, non compos mentis, not all there,
not right, odd, of unsound mind, off, psycho, queer, reasonless,
senseless, sick, stark-mad, stark-staring mad, strange, tetched,
touched, unbalanced, unhinged, unsane, unsettled, unsound,
wandering, witless

demented at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Insanity): insane, mad, lunatic, crazy, crazed, not right, touched, bereft of reason, unhinged, beside oneself, demented, daft, frenzied, frenetic, possessed, deranged, maddened, moonstruck, loony*, cracked*.

demented at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (especially BrE) behaving in a crazy way because you are extremely upset or worried:
I've been nearly demented with worry about you. * The children have driven me demented today. * He was crashing about the house like a demented animal.
2 (old-fashioned or medical) having a mental illness
dementedly adverb

Demented at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Demented \De*ment"ed\, a. [From {Dement}.]
Insane; mad; of unsound mind. -- {De*ment"ed*ness}, n.

demented at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


Yet another term of disgust used to describe a program. The
connotation in this case is that the program works as
designed, but the design is bad. Said, for example, of a
program that generates large numbers of meaningless error
messages, implying that it is on the brink of imminent

[{Jargon File}]


demented at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"
[syn: {brainsick}, {crazy}, {distracted}, {disturbed},
{mad}, {sick}, {unbalanced}, {unhinged}]

demented at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈmɛntəd/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Insane or mentally ill.
    1. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=August 5
    |author=Nathan Rabin
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    |passage=So while Ralph generally seems to inhabit a different, more glorious and joyful universe than everyone else here his yearning and heartbreak are eminently relateable. Ralph sometimes appears to be a magically demented sprite who has assumed the form of a boy, but he’s never been more poignantly, nakedly, movingly human than he is here.
    1. Suffering from dementia.


      Inter: trans-top » insane or mentally ill

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|луд, Inter: t+ » bg|побъркан
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hullu
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dément|m, Inter: t+ » fr|démente|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|παρανοϊκός|m, (paranoykòs)
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сумасшедший

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » suffering from dementia
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|дементен
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|dementní
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|dementoitunut
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|dement

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ανοϊκός (anoykós)
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|слабоумный
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|dement

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


  • Inter: past of » dement

  • Translation: et » demented
    Translation: fa » demented
    Translation: fr » demented
    Translation: ko » demented
    Translation: io » demented
    Translation: kn » demented
    Translation: ku » demented
    Translation: pl » demented
    Translation: ta » demented
    Translation: te » demented
    Translation: vi » demented
    Translation: zh » demented