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madcap Explained

madcap at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


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

adj [only before noun] old-fashioned
1 a madcap idea seems crazy and unlikely to succeed: --a madcap scheme//
2 a madcap person behaves in a crazy and often funny way: --He plays a madcap game show host.//

MADCAP at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Mosaic Array Data Compression And Projection (SDI subcontract)

MADCAP at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (RFC 2730, Multicast) From VERA

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

123 Moby Thesaurus words for "madcap":
Mafioso, Young Turk, adventurer, adventuress, adventurous, ardent,
audacious, banana, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bold, bomber,
brash, brazenface, brute, burlesquer, caricaturist, clown,
comedian, comic, cutup, daredevil, daring, death-defying, demon,
devil, dragon, epigrammatist, fanatic, fiend, fiery, fire-eater,
fire-eating, firebrand, flaming, foolhardy, forward, funnyman,
fury, gag writer, gagman, gagster, goon, gorilla, gunsel,
hard-core, hardnose, harebrained, harum-scarum, hasty, heated,
hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, holy terror, hood,
hoodlum, hot, hothead, hotheaded, hotspur, humorist, incendiary,
inflamed, ironist, jester, joker, jokesmith, jokester, killer,
lampooner, mad dog, madbrain, madbrained, monster, mugger,
parodist, passionate, prankster, presumptuous, punner, punster,
quipster, rantipole, rapist, red-hot, reparteeist, revolutionary,
satirist, savage, scorching, she-wolf, spitfire, termagant, terror,
terrorist, thoughtless, tiger, tigress, totally committed, tough,
tough guy, ugly customer, violent, virago, vixen, wag, wagwit,
white-hot, wild, wild beast, wild man, wild-ass, wisecracker, wit,
witch, witling, wolf, zany, zealous

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

[N] (Madman): madman, lunatic, maniac, madcap, crank.

[ADJ] (Wit): witty, quick-witted, smart, humorous, whimsical, kidding, joking, puckish, playful, sprightly, epigrammatic, zany, madcap, funny, amusing,.

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

[usually before noun] (informal) (of people, plans etc.) crazy and not caring about danger; not sensible
madcap schemes / escapades * Stories began circulating about her madcap lifestyle.

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

Madcap \Mad"cap`\, a.
1. Inclined to wild sports; delighting in rash, absurd, or
dangerous amusements. ``The merry madcap lord.'' --Shak.

2. Wild; reckless. ``Madcap follies'' --Beau. & Fl.

Madcap \Mad"cap`\, n.
A person of wild behavior; an excitable, rash, violent
person. --Shak.

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


Math and set problems, for the Maniac II and CDC 6600.
"MADCAP - A Scientific Compiler for a Displayed Formula
Texbook Language", M.B. Wells, CACM 4(1):31-36 (Jan 1961).
Sammet 1969, pp.271-281. Versions: Madcap 5 (1964), Madcap 6.
"The Unified Data Structure Capability in Madcap 6",
M.B. Wells et al, Intl J Comp Info Sci 1(3) (sep 1972).

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

adj : characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or
deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such
impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous
display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades";
(`brainish' is archaic) [syn: {hotheaded}, {impulsive},
{impetuous}, {tearaway(a)}, {brainish}]
n : a reckless impetuous irresponsible person [syn: {daredevil},
{hothead}, {swashbuckler}, {lunatic}, {harum-scarum}]

madcap at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* mad-cap
  • mad cap


    1580s, Inter: compound » mad|cap|t2=head,Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y literally “crazy head”. Original literal sense “lunatic, crazy person”, now used figuratively.


    *Inter: audio » en-us-madcap.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ad » j
  • impulsive, hasty or reckless; capricious.
  • :The film featured a madcap car chase that went right through a crowded café.

    Usage notes

    Especially used for adventurous activities.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An impulsive, hasty, capricious person.
    1. Inter: obsolet » e An insane person, a lunatic.
    2. 1590s, Inter: w » William Shakespeare, Inter: w » The Life and Death of King John, Act 1, Scene 1:
    3. : Why, what a madcap hath heaven lent us here!


  • “Off the top.”, The Word Detective, October 28, 2005
  • The Shakespearian dictionary, Smith, Elder, & co., 1832, p. 189

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