| #2 (permalink) Fri May 26, 2006 16:51 pm Meaning of madding AND maddening
I never use the word "madding" unless it's to talk about the novel you referred to. But I think madding would be different from "maddening".
A maddening crowd would be crowd that makes you mad.
A madding crowd would be a crowd that is itself crazy or mad or in a rage.
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