maniacal

[ muh-nahy-uh-kuh l ]
/ məˈnaɪ ə kəl /

adjective

of or relating to mania or a maniac.

Origin of maniacal

First recorded in 1670–80; maniac + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for maniacal

maniacal

maniac (ˈmeɪnɪæk)

/ (məˈnaɪəkəl) /

adjective

affected with or characteristic of mania
characteristic of or befitting a maniacmaniacal laughter

Derived Forms

maniacally, adverb
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Medicine definitions for maniacal

maniacal

[ mə-nīə-kəl ]

adj.

Suggestive of or afflicted with insanity.

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