[ UK /mˈædkæp/ ]
[ US /ˈmædˌkæp/ ]
  1. a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
  1. characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
    an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    a hotheaded decision
    madcap escapades
    liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
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How To Use madcap In A Sentence

  • Ferri revealed a madcap brilliance as Katherina, while Bocca's Petruchio buckled his swashes with rare comic flamboyance.
  • Add some desperately unfunny writing and a guy who doesn't really know how to be madcap and… well, we've all learned a lesson.
  • He's as busy as ever with his fingers in other people's pies: producing other artists, writing movie soundtracks, throwing off more or less madcap schemes.
  • Three utterly madcap men in tights and sneakers take the theatre by storm as they gallop through the tragedies, histories and comedies at a speed that will leave you gasping.
  • By this stage I was barely holding it together, ready to bust out in tears of joy at how zany these madcap antics were unfolding to be.
  • Add it all up and you get closer to that 100 million without some madcap scheme or raid on public coffers. Times, Sunday Times
  • Songs like ‘Woof Woof, I'ma Goof’ and ‘I Gotta Rash’ also add to the madcap insanity.
  • I did, however, see them tittering, shrieking, guffawing and hooting with laughter at the madcap slapstick that has become the trademark of these two spiky-haired, South Yorkshire clowns.
  • He uses this new-found ability to help a detective solve crimes and bring down a madcap villain. Times, Sunday Times
  • Having secured two acting legends and a comic madcap, the rest of the casting fell into place.
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