maniacal


ma·ni·a·cal

adjective \mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\

Definition of MANIACAL

1
:  affected with or suggestive of madness <maniacal laughter>
2
:  characterized by ungovernable excitement or frenzy :  frantic <a maniacal mob>
ma·ni·a·cal·ly \mə-ˈnī-ə-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of MANIACAL

ma·ni·a·cal also ma·ni·ac \ˈmā-nē-ˌak\

Examples of MANIACAL

  1. <the movie's villain was a just a clichéd axe-wielding nutcase with a maniacal laugh>

First Known Use of MANIACAL

1526

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with MANIACAL

ma·ni·a·cal

adjective \mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MANIACAL

: affected with or exhibiting insanity : mad, insane <a maniacal killer>
ma·ni·a·cal·ly \mə-ˈnī-ə-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of MANIACAL

ma·ni·a·cal also ma·ni·ac \ˈmā-nē-ak\

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