maniacal

[ muh-nahy-uh-kuhl ]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to mania or a maniac.

Origin of maniacal

1
First recorded in 1670–80; maniac + -al1

Other words from maniacal

  • ma·ni·a·cal·ly, adverb
  • post·ma·ni·a·cal, adjective
  • pre·ma·ni·a·cal, adjective
  • sub·ma·ni·a·cal, adjective
  • un·ma·ni·a·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for maniacal

maniacal

maniac (ˈmeɪnɪæk)

/ (məˈnaɪəkəl) /


adjective
  1. affected with or characteristic of mania

  2. characteristic of or befitting a maniac: maniacal laughter

Derived forms of maniacal

  • maniacally, adverb

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