manic

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adjective man·ic \ˈma-nik\

Definition of manic

  1. :  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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Circa 1824

First Known Use of manic

circa 1824


MANIC Defined for English Language Learners

manic

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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

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manic

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adjective man·ic \ˈman-ik\

Medical Definition of manic

  1. :  affected with, relating to, or resembling mania

manically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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manic

noun man·ic

Medical Definition of manic

  1. :  an individual affected with mania



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