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maniac

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of maniac

  1. 1 a person judged to be legally or medically insane they should permanently put away the maniac who is responsible for these kidnappings Synonyms of maniac bug, crackbrain, crazy, fool, fruitcake, head case, loon, loony, lunatic, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], psycho, psychopath, sickie, sicko, wacko (also whacko)Words Related to maniac madman, madwoman; abnormal, deviant; manic-depressive, monomaniac, mythomaniac, neurotic, obsessive, obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, psychoneurotic, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrene, schizophrenic, sociopath; character, codger, crack, crackpot, crank, eccentric, fantastic (also fantastical), flake, kook, oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, tyke (also tike) [chiefly British], weirdo, zany; case, patient

  2. 2 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something I'm a maniac for anything flavored with peppermint Synonyms of maniac addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, fan, maven (also mavin), nut, suckerWords Related to maniac groupie; admirer, amateur, collector, connoisseur, dilettante; authority, expert; adherent, convert, cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, votary; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, exponent, friend, patron, promoter, proponent, supporter; partisan (also partizan), zealot; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddistNear Antonyms of maniac nonadmirer; belittler, carper, critic, detractorAntonyms of maniac nonfan



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