(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. mad, furious; fanatical, overzealous. See feeling, excitement, excitability.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Fanatical]
Syn. obsessed, zealous, keen, extreme; see enthusiastic 2 , 3 , fanatical , radical 2 .
2. [Violent]
Syn. mad, raging, frenzied, deranged; see violent 2 .
3. [Affected with rabies]
Syn. hydrophobic, mad, poisoned, bitten, attacked by a mad dog, violent, frothing at the mouth, foaming at the mouth, frenzied, raging, virulent; see also sick .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
raging, berserk, maniacal, crazed, deranged, mad, zealous, extreme, *nuts, violent, fanatical, *foaming at the mouth.
ANT.: sane, reasonable, moderate
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Showing or having enthusiasm: ardent, enthusiastic, fervent, keen1, mad, warm, zealous. Informal: crazy. Slang: gung ho, nuts. See CONCERN. 2. Holding especially political views that deviate drastically and fundamentally from conventional or traditional beliefs: extreme, extremist, fanatic, fanatical, radical, revolutionary, ultra. Slang: far-out. See CONCERN, EDGE, POLITICS. 3. Full of or marked by extreme anger: furious, irate, ireful, wrathful. Idioms: fit to be tied, foaming at the mouth, in a rage (or temper), in a towering rage. See FEELINGS.

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