- pertaining to or affected by mania.
Origin of manic
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frenzied, agitated, frantic.
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Examples from the Web for manic
Bart gets confused and angry, he gets bullied, he experiences the manic highs and lows that come with being a child.Growing Up with Bart Simpson
August 31, 2014
My dad in a kind of manic phase, feeling really euphoric and excited and like [sharp breath intake] kind of high.Molly Shannon on ‘Life After Beth,’ Turning 50, and ‘Never Been Kissed’
August 17, 2014
A comedy titan who was always the center of attention, amusing even the most hardened of cynics with his manic energy.Robin Williams, Hollywood’s Grand Jester, Is Dead at 63
August 12, 2014
Four broke off Ambien usage after experiencing impaired concentration, continuing or aggravated depression, and manic reaction.Is the ‘Ambien Defense’ Total Bullsh*t?
April 15, 2014
The manic side of the illness can be a very addictive condition.‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’
September 30, 2013
No one unfamiliar with that strange disorder of the mind called the manic depressive psychosis can fully understand Signor Papini.Idling in Italy
He'd never heard of any marriage maintaining such a crazy high romantic level of manic neuroticism as this for very long.Thy Name Is Woman
In this second psychosis, however, manic elements were much more prominent.
This procedure is not questioned, because the manic reaction as distinguished from a mania is well recognized.
Manic states (usually hypomanic) frequently occur during the phase of recovery from the stupor.
- characterizing, denoting, or affected by mania
- a person afflicted with mania
C19: from Greek, from mania
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Word Origin and History for manic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to, affected by, or resembling mania.
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