AskDefine | Define madly

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madly adv
1 in a desperate manner; "she fought back madly"
2 in an insane manner; "she behaved insanely"; "he behaves crazily when he is off his medication"; "the witch cackled madly"; "screaming dementedly" [syn: insanely, crazily, dementedly] [ant: sanely]
3 (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous" [syn: insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly]

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  1. In a mad manner; without reason or understanding; wildly.
    I'm madly in love with you.

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