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Definition acting crazy


suffering from cognitive dementia (mental deterioration)
  • Some demented killer has declared open season on people in nice cars.
demented = insane (crazy)
  • Stay away from her. She's dangerous and demented.
  • demented = insane (crazy)
  • Never before had he seen her lose control like this; she looked quite demented.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • demented = insane (crazy)
  • they carted him off to the City Home, where they keep old people who are helpless or demented.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • demented = not of sound mind (insane)
  • He was a full-blooded Indian, untamed, illiterate, and endowed with quiet wiles and a messianic vocation that aroused a demented fanaticism in his men.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • demented = crazy (irrational)
  • Piggy and Ralph, under the threat of the sky, found themselves eager to take a place in this demented but partly secure society.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • demented = insane
  • But when I begin to cut the shirt the eyes open once more and the cry is in them again and the demented expression, so that I must close them, press them shut and whisper: "I want to help you, Comrade, camerade, camerade, camerade—" eagerly repeating the word, to make him understand.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • demented = crazy (affected by madness or extreme distress)
  • As demented as he seemed, he did have a way with words.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • demented = crazy (affected by insanity)
  • You seriously have a demented view of reality, Brit.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • demented = crazy
  • ... and Luna, who was now wearing her free Spectrespecs, which gave her the look of a demented, multicolored owl.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • demented = crazy (affected by madness or extreme distress or anger)
  • I went through a demented phase when I thought that roses should cover everything and pink was a great color.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • demented = crazy
  • It was a demented trip.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He is absolutely mad for he has to pass through the barrage; but this lightning that lowers somewhere above us all has struck him and made him demented.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • demented = crazy
  • One piglet, with a demented shriek, rushed into the sea trailing Roger's spear behind it.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • demented = insane
  • "DON'T —" screamed Snape, and his face was suddenly demented, inhuman, as though he was in as much pain as the yelping, howling dog stuck in the burning house behind them — "CALL ME COWARD!"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • They had left behind the delicious coincidences of her coming in while he was taking a bath, when, despite the arguments and the poisonous eggplant, and despite his demented sisters and the mother who bore them, he still had enough love to ask her to soap him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Nor did she cherish that dream again after her first formal fiance, whom she loved with the almost demented passion of which one is capable at the age of eighteen, broke the engagement one week before the date they had set for the wedding, and left her to wander the limbo of abandoned brides.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • There, all around his father's walnut desk and the tufted leather easy chairs, he had lined the walls and even the windows with shelves behind glass doors, and had arranged in an almost demented order the three thousand volumes bound in identical calfskin with his initials in gold on the spines.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • CHAPTER ONE:  Dudley Demented
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • demented = acting crazy


    suffering from cognitive dementia (mental deterioration)
  • The demented soul who was my physical therapist laughed and high-fived me the first time I burst into tears when I was rehabbing my knee.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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