demented

  • 1 Demented — De*ment ed, a. [From {Dement}.] Insane; mad; of unsound mind. {De*ment ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 demented — index deranged, lunatic, non compos mentis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 demented — 1640s, from obsolete DEMENT (Cf. dement) drive mad …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 demented — *insane, mad, crazy, crazed, deranged, lunatic, maniac, non compos mentis Analogous words: *irrational, unreasonable: delirious, hysterical, frenzied (see corresponding nouns at MANIA) Antonyms: rational …

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  • 5 demented — [adj] crazy, insane bananas*, bemused, crackbrained*, daft, delirious, deranged, distracted, distraught, flipped out*, foolish, frenzied, fruity*, hysterical, idiotic, in the ozone*, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, manic, non compos mentis, nutty …

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  • 6 demented — ► ADJECTIVE 1) suffering from dementia. 2) informal wild and irrational. DERIVATIVES dementedly adverb. ORIGIN from earlier dement «drive mad», from Latin demens insane …

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  • 7 demented — [dē ment′id, diment′id] adj. [pp. of DEMENT] mentally deranged; insane; mad dementedly adv …

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  • 8 demented — [[t]dɪme̱ntɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is demented has a severe mental illness, especially Alzheimer s disease. [MEDICAL or, OLD FASHIONED] At what point does it become necessary to place a demented person in a nursing home? 2) ADJ GRADED… …

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  • 9 demented — de|men|ted [dıˈmentıd] 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 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 demented — adjective 1 behaving as if you are crazy, especially because of an upsetting experience: The woman was almost demented with grief. 2 old fashioned suffering from a mental illness …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 demented — adjective many of her patients were too demented to benefit from group therapy Syn: mad, insane, deranged, out of one s mind, crazed, lunatic, unbalanced, unhinged, disturbed, non compos mentis; informal crazy, mental, psycho, off one s rocker,… …

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  • 12 demented — adjective Date: 1632 1. mad, insane 2. suffering from or exhibiting cognitive dementia • dementedly adverb • dementedness noun …

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  • 13 demented — dementedly, adv. dementedness, n. /di men tid/, adj. 1. crazy; insane; mad. 2. affected with dementia. [1635 45; DEMENT + ED2] Syn. 1. lunatic, crazed, deranged, unbalanced. * * * …

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  • 14 demented — adjective a) insane or mentally ill b) suffering from dementia …

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  • 15 demented — Suffering from dementia. * * * de·ment·ed di ment əd adj 1) MAD, INSANE 2) suffering from or exhibiting cognitive dementia de·ment·ed·ly adv de·ment·ed·ness n * * * de·m …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 demented — Synonyms and related words: abnormal, bereft of reason, brainsick, crackbrained, cracked, crazed, crazy, daft, delirious, deluded, deprived of reason, deranged, disoriented, distraught, flighty, frenzied, hallucinated, hysterical, insane,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 demented — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. deranged, crazed. See insanity. Ant., sane. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. crazy, deranged, bemused, unbalanced; see insane 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. insane, crazy, psychotic, deranged,… …

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  • 18 demented — de|ment|ed [ dı mentəd ] adjective 1. ) INFORMAL behaving in a strange, stupid, or crazy way 2. ) MEDICAL affected by dementia …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 demented — de·ment·ed || dɪ mentɪd adj. deranged, crazy, insanev. drive mad …

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  • 20 demented — adjective 1》 suffering from dementia. 2》 informal wild and irrational. Derivatives dementedly adverb dementedness noun Origin C17: past participle of earlier dement drive mad : from Fr. dément or L. demens, dement insane …

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