by Kitty Nash
- 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
- Click the word that correctly completes each sentence.
- Mother is (angry) (mad) about your report card.
- His remarks made her (angry) (mad).
- The little boy was very (angry) (mad) at his mother.
- The participants in the argument became very (angry) (mad).
- Please don't be (angry) (mad) at me.
- His behavior became so unpredictable that we feared he was (angry) (mad).
- We could tell that he was (angry) (mad) because he was hearing voices.
- Before the mid-1800s (angry) (mad) people were placed in asylums with very poor living conditions.
- 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).