Definition of manic in English:

manic

Syllabification: man·ic
Pronunciation: /ˈmanik
 
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adjective

  • 1Showing wild and apparently deranged excitement and energy: his manic enthusiasm a manic grin
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    • Drunk or sober, he was driven by a manic energy and impatience that made him a difficult friend and an almost impossible husband and father.
    • This was a thoughtful, quiet museum which nicely complemented the manic excitement of the Dracula Experience.
    • My sister and I arrived the night before the surgery and found my mother full of manic energy.
    Synonyms
    mad, insane, deranged, demented, maniacal, lunatic, wild, crazed, demonic, hysterical, raving, unhinged, unbalanced
    informal crazy
    vulgar slang batshit
  • 1.1Frenetically busy; frantic: the pace is utterly manic
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    • This is the perfect place to relax as it's busy but never too manic.
    • In fact, the whole second half of the album is a lot more chilled out than the first, which can be manic and intensely un-listenable.
    • All of these factors conspire to create a manic and intensely enjoyable film.
    Synonyms
    frenzied, feverish, frenetic, hectic, intense
    informal hyper, mad
  • 1.2 Psychiatry Relating to or affected by mania: the manic interludes in depression
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    • A hyperactive manic patient will nearly always have a rapid heart rate, but it doesn't follow that a rapid heart rate causes the mania.
    • Indeed, many bipolar patients report that manic episodes followed a period in which they were unable to sleep or endured jet lag.
    • She spent little time on psychiatric inpatient units working, for example, with bipolar patients in their active manic phases.

Derivatives

manically

Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
adverb
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  • You start laughing raucously, almost manically.
  • Simon, while ostensibly calm, is pacing rather manically.
  • As firelight flickers across his craggy face and sweat runs down his ample forehead, you can bet he's laughing manically.

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