It is common in informal everyday expressions for the word "mad" to be used for "angry." This lesson covers the explicit and formal meaning of the words.
"Anger" (Angry) means a strong displeasure and antagonism directed toward the cause of a possible wrong or injustice; wrath; ire. Example: I am angry. Madness (Mad) means a suffering from or manifesting severe mental disorder; insane; lunatic; psychotic; crazy. Example: Madness is a severe mental disorder.
Practice What You've Learned
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Mother is (angry) (mad) about your report card.
If a person is mentally ill to the point of being insane, we may say that the person is (angry) (mad).
The person became so wrathful and loud that we feared the person was (angry) (mad).
Do you know that I am really (angry) (mad) with you?
People become immediately (angry) (mad) when they are not treated with respect.
Will you be (angry) (mad) with me if I go?
The player got (angry) (mad) when the referee called a foul.
You must always be in control when you become (angry) (mad).
Being (angry) (mad) can be healthy as long as you exercise self-control.
His remarks made her (angry) (mad).
The teacher's expression showed that the student's behavior had caused her to become (angry) (mad).
His expressions of resentment showed that he was (angry) (mad).
You must be (angry) (mad) if you think I'm going to help you rob a bank!
Seeing things that aren't there can be an indication that someone is (angry) (mad).
The little boy was very (angry) (mad) at his mother.
The participants in the argument became very (angry) (mad).
The personal insult caused him to become (angry) (mad).
We could tell that he was (angry) (mad) because he was hearing voices.
Please don't be (angry) (mad) at me.
Before the mid-1800s (angry) (mad) people were placed in asylums with very poor living conditions.