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Wordnet 3.0

ADVERB (3)

1. in an uncontrolled manner;
- Example: "she fought back madly"
[syn: madly, frantically]

2. in an insane manner;
- Example: "she behaved insanely"
- Example: "he behaves crazily when he is off his medication"
- Example: "the witch cackled madly"
- Example: "screaming dementedly"
[syn: insanely, crazily, dementedly, madly]

3. (used as intensives) extremely;
- Example: "she was madly in love"
- Example: "deadly dull"
- Example: "deadly earnest"
- Example: "deucedly clever"
- Example: "insanely jealous"
[syn: madly, insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Madly \Mad"ly\, adv. [From Mad, a.] In a mad manner; without reason or understanding; wildly. [WordNet sense 2] Syn: insanely, crazily, dementedly. [1913 Webster] 2. In a desperate manner; as, she fought back madly. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.6] 3. intensely; as, she was madly in love. [WordNet sense 3] Syn: insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly. [WordNet 1.6]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

madly adv 1: in an uncontrolled manner; "she fought back madly" [syn: madly, frantically] 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, madly] [ant: sanely] 3: (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous" [syn: madly, insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

88 Moby Thesaurus words for "madly": a corps perdu, absurdly, all to pieces, angrily, ardently, carelessly, crazily, deliriously, demonically, desperately, distractedly, energetically, exceedingly, excessively, excitedly, extremely, fanatically, ferociously, fervently, fervidly, feverishly, fiercely, foolishly, frantically, frenetically, frenziedly, furiously, happen what may, hastily, head over heels, headfirst, headforemost, headlong, heedlessly, heels over head, helter-skelter, holus-bolus, hotheadedly, hotly, hurriedly, hurry-scurry, hysterically, idiotically, impetuously, inanely, insanely, insensately, intensely, irrationally, like blazes, like crazy, like fury, like mad, like one possessed, mindlessly, overeagerly, overenthusiastically, overzealously, passionately, precipitantly, precipitately, precipitously, rabidly, ramble-scramble, rashly, recklessly, ridiculously, rigorously, riotously, senselessly, severely, slam-bang, slap-bang, slapdash, stormily, stupidly, tempestuously, troublously, turbulently, uncontrollably, uproariously, vehemently, venomously, violently, virulently, wantonly, wildly, with a vengeance