manic


manic
[[t]mæ̱nɪk[/t]]
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.


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