Adjective "barking" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Completely mad or demented.
  1. as submodifier 'has she gone completely barking mad?'
  2. 'When 35,000 public servants go barking mad on game nights, it's a tough assignment for visiting teams.'
  3. 'After regaining control at Dundee United Jim McLean installs the family dog as manager and threatens to batter any journalist who says he's barking.'
  4. 'Most would argue that Collins is barking mad when it comes to driving on our highways, but there seems little doubt that on the track he will be challenging for honours.'
  5. 'I have to ask: is the new Leader of the Opposition barking?'
  6. 'I lived my childhood and teens constantly terrified that someone would find out that my mother was barking mad and an alkie to boot.'
  7. 'She might push the buttons of your party faithful, but she is seen as a barking mad extremist by everybody else.'
  8. 'Call her barking mad, but she doesn't go anywhere these days without her pet pooch Harry curled up in her arms.'
  9. 'He decided he wouldn't tell anyone about the meeting last night at the central, in case people thought he was barking mad.'
  10. 'It's hereby noted that I am completely barking to be trying to write so many words on one story.'
  11. 'I cannot blame people for calling it barking mad, because there have been a number of articles put out.'


1. a borough of Greater London, England. bark1 [bahrk] /bɑrk/ Spell Syllables noun

1. the abrupt, harsh, explosive cry of a dog.

2. a similar sound made by another animal, as a fox.

3. a short, explosive sound, as of firearms: the bark of a revolver.

4. a brusque order, reply, etc.: The foreman's bark sent the idlers back to their machines.

5. a cough. verb (used without object)

6. (of a dog or other animal) to utter an abrupt, explosive cry or a

More examples(as adjective)

"fainters can be barking."

"sounds can be barking."

"orders can be barking."

"ideas can be barking."

"hydrants can be barking."

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