1) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone as manic, you mean that they do things extremely quickly or energetically, often because they are very excited or anxious about something.
He was really manic...
Possessed by an almost manic energy, he seemed to be everywhere, inspiring and bullying his troops forward.Derived words:manically [[t]mæ̱nɪkli[/t]] ADV usu ADV with v, also ADV adj
We cleaned the house manically over the weekend...
Hers is a manically full life.2) ADJ-GRADED If you describe someone's smile, laughter, or sense of humour as manic, you mean that it seems excessive or strange, as if they were insane.
...a manic grin.
English dictionary. 2008.
Look at other dictionaries:
Manic GT — Manufacturer Manic Production 1969 1971 Assembly Terrebonne, Quebec (1969 1970) Sorel, Quebec (1970 71) … Wikipedia
Manic — the Hedgehog Personaje de Sonic Underground Primera aparición Comienzos Última aparición Peligro virtual Interpretado por Jaleel White … Wikipedia Español
Manić — Манић Administration Pays Serbie … Wikipédia en Français
Manic — may refer to: relating to Mania Manic (film), starring Joseph Gordon Levitt Manic or Mányik, a village in Chiochiş Commune, Bistrița Năsăud County, Romania the Manicouagan River in Quebec, Canada Manic 1, a hydroelectric power station and dam at… … Wikipedia
Manic-1 — generating station Country Canada Location Baie Comeau Coordinates … Wikipedia
manic — (adj.) pertaining to or affected with mania, 1902, from MANIA (Cf. mania) + IC (Cf. ic). The clinical term manic depressive also is from 1902; manic depression is first attested 1903 … Etymology dictionary
Manic — Man ic, a. [Gr. maniko s mad, frenzied.] (Med.) Of or pert. to, or characterized by, mania, or excitement; frenzied; as, with manic energy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Manić — (Serbian Cyrillic: Манић) is a suburban settlement of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in the municipality of Barajevo. Manić developed on the eastern slopes of the Kosmaj mountain. It is located in the southeastern tip of the… … Wikipedia
manic — index lunatic, non compos mentis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
manic — / maniacal [adj] overexcited, crazy berserk, crazed, demented, deranged, excited, flipped*, flipped out*, freaked out*, freaky*, frenzied, high*, insane, lunatic, mad, nutty*, psychotic, rabid, raving, turned out, unbalanced, up*, wild; concept… … New thesaurus
manic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or affected by mania. 2) showing wild excitement and energy. DERIVATIVES manically adverb … English terms dictionary