- 1(In psychiatry) relating to or affected by mania: the manic interludes in depression manic patientsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Showing wild, apparently deranged, excitement and energy: a manic grinMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2Frantically busy; hectic: the pace is utterly manicMore example sentences
- 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.
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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.