[ mad-lee ]
/ ˈmæd li /


insanely or wildly: The old witch cackled madly.
with desperate haste or intensity; furiously: They worked madly to repair the bridge.
foolishly: They lived madly, wasting all their money.
extremely: They're madly in love.

Origin of madly

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at mad, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for madly

/ (ˈmædlɪ) /


in an insane or foolish manner
with great speed and energy
informal extremely or excessivelyI love you madly
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