also maniac adjective Date: 1526 1. affected with or suggestive of madness <
maniacal laughter
2. characterized by ungovernable excitement or frenzy ; frantic <
a maniacal mob
maniacally adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • maniacal — MANIACÁL, Ă, maniacali, e, adj. (med.) Care se referă la manie (1); caracteristic, propriu pentru manie şi pentru maniaci; de maniac. [pr.: ni a ] – Din fr. maniacal. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  maniacál adj. m. (sil. ni a ),… …   Dicționar Român

  • maniacal — maniacal, ale (ma ni a kal, ka l ) adj. Terme de médecine. Délire maniacal, espèce de délire violent. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Maniaque …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Maniacal — Ma*ni a*cal, a. Affected with, or characterized by, madness; maniac. {Ma*ni a*cal*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maniacal — index deranged, frenetic, lunatic, non compos mentis, outrageous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • maniacal — 1670s, from MANIAC (Cf. maniac) (adj.) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Maniacally …   Etymology dictionary

  • maniacal — [mə nī′ə kəl] adj. 1. of, having, or showing mania; wildly insane; raving 2. characterized by excessive or persistent enthusiasm maniacally adv …   English World dictionary

  • maniacal — [[t]məna͟ɪ͟ək(ə)l[/t]] ADJ (disapproval) If you describe someone s behaviour as maniacal, you mean that it is extreme, violent, or very determined, as if the person were insane. He was almost maniacal in his pursuit of sporting records... She is… …   English dictionary

  • maniacal — Relating to or characterized by mania. See amok. SYN: manic. * * * ma·ni·a·cal mə nī ə kəl also ma·ni·ac mā nē ak adj affected with or exhibiting insanity: MAD, INSANE <a maniacal killer> ma·ni·a·cal·ly mə nī ə k(ə )lē …   Medical dictionary

  • maniacal — adj. Maniacal is used with these nouns: ↑laughter …   Collocations dictionary

  • maniacal — adjective behaving as if you are crazy: maniacal laughter maniacally / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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