madding madding  /ˈmæ dɪŋ/

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

Usage(s):

  • Recently he discovered a mutant fruit fly that lives more than 100 days, about one-third longer than the rest of the madding crowd in a fly bottle.

News

  • Tom Sturridge Locks A Lead In Searchlight’s ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’

    EXCLUSIVE : Tom Sturridge has been set alongside Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan in Far From The Madding Crowd , the Fox Searchlight adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel that will be directed by Thomas Vinterberg in the helmer’s English language debut. Based on the classic novel, the film concerns a young woman and the consequences of relationships she has with three separate men at the ...
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

Quotes

  1. Poet Thomas Gray described 18th-century England's rustic serenity and agrarian ways as "Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife."
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Thomas Gray Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

  2. "But timing is the key and 'relaxation' should be pursued far from the madding crowd," writes Davies. "The Wales team went on a public binge after playing Scotland last season, as did the All Blacks in a Heathrow hotel in the autumn."...
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Gerald Davies Source: ic Wales

  3. NEW DELHI: Stripped of his party membership, Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Friday said he would retire to a small corner of his state "far from the madding (sic) crowd" after his term ends.
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Somnath Chatterjee Source: Economic Times

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