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mattoid

/ (ˈmætɔɪd) /
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noun

rare a person displaying eccentric behaviour and mental characteristics that approach the psychotic

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
C19: from Italian, from matto insane
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  • I thought at first you were a mattoid, but you're so amazingly consistent.

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  • These mattoid scientists make a direct and disastrous attack upon the latent self-respect of criminals.

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