madder madder  /ˈmæ dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) roused to anger
  2. (adj) affected with madness or insanity
  3. (adj) marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
  4. (adj) very foolish
  5. (n) Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin
  6. (v) color a moderate to strong red

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At the time, most artists used rose madder--a pigment--in their oils, but in Easter, 1954, Borduas inexplicably uses it directly and scatters it all over the canvas.
  2. He was getting madder madder at Lyons.
  3. I got madder and madder because I knew the answer lay within me, but I couldn't wrestle it up.

News

  • AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Bacon guts out a win

    FARMINGTON -- A lot of things combined to get Madison pitcher Taylor Bacon madder by the second on Wednesday night. That was very good news for Madison.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Kennebec Journal

Quotes

  1. "If he was treated that way because of his ethnicity, that will make me madder than heck," Bush said.
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

  2. "It was not a one-day deal," Edwards said. "It wasn't just Sunday's on-track incident where I bumped into Matt and he bumped into me harder and I got madder all day. You know, as a team, we need to do a better job working together. I've won...
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Carl Edwards Source: Denver Post

  3. "We lost. There's nothing we can do," forward Chris Richard said. "The madder we get, the more upset we get, it won't change anything. It's basically just look past it and learn from our mistakes and come in with better focus."
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Chris Richard Source: SI.com

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