delta = D = demigod

demented adj.

Yet another term of disgust used to describe a malfunctioning program. The connotation in this case is that the program works as designed, but the design is bad. Said, for example, of a program that generates large numbers of meaningless error messages, implying that it is on the brink of imminent collapse. Compare wonky, brain-damaged, bozotic.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

De*ment"ed (?), a. [From Dement.]

Insane; mad; of unsound mind.

-- De*ment"ed*ness, n.

 

© Webster 1913.

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