maniac vs maniacal vs manic

maniac maniacal manic


  • 1) An insane person, especially one who suffers from a mania.
  • 2) A fanatic, a person with an obsession.
  • 3) A person who has an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something.
  • 4) A psychotic or otherwise mentally ill person who exhibits violent or bizarre behavior. Not used in psychiatric diagnosis.
  • 5) A person who acts in a wildly irresponsible way.
  • 6) A raving lunatic; a madman.
  • 7) a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something
  • 8) an insane person
  • 9) One who raves with madness; a madman.
  • 10) Raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; affected with mania; mad.


  • 1) Like a maniac; insane; frenzied.
  • 2) Suggestive of or afflicted with extreme mental derangement.
  • 3) Wildly irresponsible.
  • 4) Characterized by excessive enthusiasm or excitement.
  • 5) Affected with, or characterized by, madness; maniac.
  • 6) wildly disordered


  • 1) psychiatry manic-depressive
  • 2) Of or pertaining to someone who exhibits mania or craziness; wicked.
  • 3) Colloquial, to exhibit great energy, as one who is in the manic phase of manic depression.
  • 4) Psychiatry Relating to or affected by mania.
  • 5) Full of or characterized by frenetic activity or wild excitement.
  • 6) (Med.) Of or pert. to, or characterized by, mania, or excitement; frenzied.
  • 7) affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason


  • 1) One G Beck screaming like a maniac is one too many for this country to handle.
  • 2) We have an emergency button to press if some maniac is holding us at gunpoint.
  • 3) This maniac is out of control and needs to be stopped.
  • 4) We have this irrational fear that if we let our precious snowflakes do something by themselves, some maniac is going to grab them and take them to their dungeon.
  • 5) Sorry - no time to run through the “Continuum of Force” when some maniac is right in your face with a weapon as soon as you get out of the van.
  • 6) That maniac is so far removed from reality that we here on planet earth look like ants to him.
  • 7) Random, senseless death at the hands of a deranged, homicidal maniac is a terrible tragedy.
  • 8) I hear indulging in maniac laughter is good for you (in moderation).
  • 9) Z. September 13th, 2005 at 1: 03 pm meg_mac says: scary, scary, scary!! and to think this maniac is multiplied by the thousands if not millions. i sure wish john q public would start reading and not let the minister decide for them how to vote.
  • 10) In Tell Me No Secrets (1993), people are inexplicably disappearing from Chicago prosecutor Jess Koster's life And from the shadow of her past, a maniac is stalking her until there is no one Jess can trust.
  • 11) ‘He is not a homicidal maniac, but a violent, evil man made even more so by his addiction to unnamed drugs.’
  • 12) ‘I lost several pounds and I looked like a maniac.’
  • 13) ‘The driver was screaming like a maniac at this stage.’
  • 14) ‘Johnson starts roaring like a maniac, laughing like there's no tomorrow.’
  • 15) ‘I don't endorse driving like a maniac, but yesterday I drove like one.’
  • 16) ‘Instead, she is standing on a corner in Edinburgh's New Town, clutching a large, flowery bag, waving like a maniac.’
  • 17) ‘I can almost see him, hunched over the drawing board, laughing like a maniac as each scene explodes into life before his eyes.’
  • 18) ‘Lee was still on the phone giggling like a maniac.’
  • 19) ‘He was puffing slightly and grinning like a maniac.’
  • 20) ‘Swinging around like a maniac would get me nowhere.’
  • 21) ‘‘Yes, and I'm laughing like a maniac, too,’ Selas growled in response.’
  • 22) ‘I arose from bed to see why Stan yelled like a maniac.’
  • 23) ‘I just laughed like a maniac, remembering previous events.’
  • 24) ‘I ducked my head so I wouldn't start grinning like a maniac.’
  • 25) ‘He pounded one hand on my back, grinning like a maniac.’
  • 26) ‘He screamed, running like a maniac to the side of my car.’
  • 27) ‘I know I am a paranoid, psychotic, evil maniac.’
  • 28) ‘He's not some crazy maniac, he's just somebody you would want to talk to.’
  • 29) ‘He had done his duty to the community by shutting up a wandering and probably dangerous maniac.’
  • 30) ‘He was a psychotic maniac who got what he deserved.’
  • 31) ‘A night of petrol-fuelled hedonism is in store at Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium on Sunday where motor maniacs can admire a human canon ball, a monster truck, fire stunts and car crashes.’
  • 32) ‘This was one for the war buffs amongst the motoring maniacs.’


  • 1) Allred, who served 16 years in the House and four years in the Senate, said he was disturbed by the lawmakers self imposed cross over deadline and what he called a maniacal way to pass legislation.
  • 2) This hostel in Eixample has also got immaculately clean dorms, comfortable beds with decent mattresses and reading lights, and what the owners term "maniacal attention to the soundtrack" witness the LP covers adorning the walls.
  • 3) I used to frequent a certain maniacal toy site and noticed that several people there would go see whatever movie debuted that week EVERY WEEKEND.
  • 4) He was asked if he and the rest of the band would ever consider singing the national anthem before a Canadians game he's know as a maniacal fan.
  • 5) Tears were streaming down his face and his expression was maniacal.
  • 6) He's been called maniacal and he may now possess nuclear weapons.
  • 7) ‘They both get to play like mysterious, maniacal pixies.’
  • 8) ‘The entire perfectly edited sequence is like a dream, or a maniacal live-action cartoon.’
  • 9) ‘I heard his maniacal giggle across the house, together with the wails of his baby.’
  • 10) ‘He was the film's almost maniacal drill instructor.’
  • 11) ‘It's hard to be scared of a maniacal puppet.’
  • 12) ‘The other characters are all maniacal, annoying, or plot devices.’
  • 13) ‘They now have a platform to voice their social and political views coupled with catchy, playful, and borderline maniacal music.’
  • 14) ‘He just so happened to be involved in a local camera club when he runs into the maniacal miss.’
  • 15) ‘I worked hard to portray him as less maniacal than he actually is.’
  • 16) ‘They do have some chemistry, but the real issue is this maniacal boyfriend.’
  • 17) ‘The patient may be very irritable, have delusions and hallucinations, and sometimes become maniacal.’
  • 18) ‘The nature of the maniacal attacks varies with the period at which they occur.’
  • 19) ‘In typical mania, this is commonly observed, from one to three months prior to the maniacal explosion.’
  • 20) ‘Partial recoveries are also noted, where the patient ceases to be maniacal but exhibits an undue excitability.’
  • 21) ‘maniacal excitement may be found in a number of psychoses.’


  • 1) ‘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.’
  • 2) ‘Indeed, many bipolar patients report that manic episodes followed a period in which they were unable to sleep or endured jet lag.’
  • 3) ‘She spent little time on psychiatric inpatient units working, for example, with bipolar patients in their active manic phases.’
  • 4) ‘Lithium helps stabilise these to some extent and prevents the chaotic cycling between the manic and depressive phases of the illness.’
  • 5) ‘A manic episode is not a disorder in and of itself, but rather is a part of a type of bipolar disorder.’
  • 6) ‘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.’
  • 7) ‘This was a thoughtful, quiet museum which nicely complemented the manic excitement of the Dracula Experience.’
  • 8) ‘My sister and I arrived the night before the surgery and found my mother full of manic energy.’
  • 9) ‘With manic energy and a knack for voices, Bennett's performance is outstanding.’
  • 10) ‘The manic energy he puts into the story is reflected and magnified in the attitude, motion and beauty of his cast.’
  • 11) ‘One of his companions reports that he would do cartwheels across the stage in sheer bursts of manic energy.’
  • 12) ‘Landis is bubbly, effervescent, and clearly chock full of manic energy.’
  • 13) ‘It exudes a kind of manic energy that few comedies even attempt.’
  • 14) ‘To generate combative, manic energy, they frame the entire world in dualistic terms of light and darkness.’
  • 15) ‘He was an up-and-coming comic then, a strange androgynous mix of lunacy and manic energy.’
  • 16) ‘It remains an overpowering moment, delivered with the manic energy of a preacher.’
  • 17) ‘Tommy has such a manic excitement that he's like a rubber ball bouncing off the walls.’
  • 18) ‘He also brought to the job an almost manic energy, fuelled by a huge appetite for food and drink.’
  • 19) ‘He had spiky brown mullet and a slightly manic grin.’
  • 20) ‘‘I will tell you nothing, absolutely nothing,’ screeched Fergus, with a manic grin on his face.’
  • 21) ‘I was possessed with a manic kind of energy.’
  • 22) ‘He'll have a laugh with you but if you mess with him he won't think twice about letting the menace come out from behind his manic grin.’
  • 23) ‘She just looked at him with a manic grin on her face.’
  • 24) ‘Donny and Trevor shouldered their way past me with manic grins on their faces.’
  • 25) ‘There is an almost manic enthusiasm for reform amongst some, countered by stubborn resistance to change on the part of others.’
  • 26) ‘This is the perfect place to relax as it's busy but never too manic.’
  • 27) ‘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.’
  • 28) ‘All of these factors conspire to create a manic and intensely enjoyable film.’
  • 29) ‘Our lives have been really hectic lately, bordering on manic.’
  • 30) ‘One manic Monday, while I was busy working for the weekend, I overheard him.’
  • 31) ‘As for the Internet, and the future of publishing in a technologically transformed age, there was a certain manic intensity to the discussion.’
  • 32) ‘The songs are frequently manic and frenzied but just before you burn out they slow down and become melodious.’
  • 33) ‘They were the precursors of bands like the Stooges with manic live shows and wild frontmen.’

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