AskDefine | Define madcap

Dictionary Definition

madcap adj : characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic) [syn: hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, tearaway(a), brainish] n : a reckless impetuous irresponsible person [syn: daredevil, hothead, swashbuckler, lunatic, harum-scarum]

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  1. impulsive, hasty or reckless; capricious.
    The film featured a madcap car chase that went right through a crowded café.

Extensive Definition

Madcap is an adjective. It is most often used to describe human personality traits; impulsiveness, hastiness, recklessness and capriciousness are all applicable. An individual described as a Madcap may appear quite indifferent in regard to dangerous situations; a person with a devil may care attitude.
Madcap may also refer to:

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