manic

adjective man·ic \ ˈma-nik \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of manic

: affected with, relating to, characterized by, or resulting from mania
  • had a manic personality
  • his manic work pace

manic

noun

manically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of manic in a Sentence

  1. a manic sense of humor

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First Known Use of manic

circa 1824


MANIC Defined for English Language Learners

manic

adjective

Definition of manic for English Language Learners

  • : having or relating to a mental illness that causes someone to become very excited or emotional

  • : very excited, energetic, or emotional


Medical Dictionary

1

manic

adjective man·ic \ ˈman-ik \

medical Definition of manic

: affected with, relating to, or resembling mania

manically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

2

manic

noun

medical Definition of manic

: an individual affected with mania


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