Why does mad mean angry?

Many Americans and Canadians use mad to mean angry. Mad is a kinder synonym for angry than the p-word. Mad is the most common synonym for angry in America and Canada. These days mad is more likely to be used to mean angry than crazy. Because being angry is maddening. (Read: they're synonymous. Plus we Yanks tend to say crazy, insane, nuts and other terms and not mad when speaking in terms of mentally off center.)

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    becuase why not

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Because anger can make you temporarily insane.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because some teachers and usage critics insist that the only correct meaning of mad is “mentally disturbed, insane,” mad is often replaced by angry in formal contexts: The president is angry at Congress for overriding his veto.

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