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madcap

noun

1 madcap

A reckless impetuous irresponsible person.

synonyms: daredevil, harum-scarum, hothead, lunatic, swashbuckler.

Roget 863: rashness etc. adj.; temerity, want of caution, imprudence, indiscretion; overconfidence, presumption, audacity.    precipitancy, precipitation; impetuosity; levity; ... show more

Roget 504: madman, lunatic, maniac, bedlamite, candidate for Bedlam, raver, madcap, crazy; energumen; automaniac, monomaniac, dipsomaniac, kleptomaniac; hypochondriac ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Roget 844: humorist, wag, wit, reparteeist, epigrammatist, punster; bel esprit, life of the party; wit-snapper, wit-cracker, wit-worm; joker, jester, Joe Miller, ... show more

Dutch: snoever, waaghals
Polish: artysta, egzemplarz, ptaszek, ziółko



adjective

1 madcap

Characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation:
— Madcap escapades.

synonyms: brainish, hotheaded, impetuous, impulsive, tearaway.

Roget 825: excitable, easily excited, in an excitable state; high-strung; irritable etc. (irascible) 901; impatient, intolerant.    feverish, febrile, hysterical; delirious, ... show more

Roget 863: rash, incautious, indiscreet; imprudent, improvident, temerarious; uncalculating; heedless; careless etc. (neglectful) 460; without ballast, heels over head, ... show more

Roget 842: witty, attic; quick-witted, nimble-witted; smart; jocular, jocose, humorous; facetious, waggish, whimsical; kidding, joking, puckish; ... show more

Polish: gwałtowny, impulsywny, popędliwy, porywczy


Moby thesaurus: Mafioso, Young Turk, adventurer, adventuress, adventurous, ardent, audacious, banana, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bold, bomber, brash, brazenface, brute, burlesquer, caricaturist, clown ... show more.

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