in a way that is reminiscent of a violently insane person:A touch on the shoulder would likely be received differently from a smiling person than from a person who is laughing maniacally.
in an overzealous or excessively enthusiastic way; fanatically: Far from being the maniacally focused, late-night or early-morning types, truly creative innovators and problem solvers have a rich life outside of work.
- sub·ma·ni·a·cal·ly, adverb
- un·ma·ni·a·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use maniacally in a sentence
Finally, the fifth pillar is maniacally focusing on security and availability.Digital transformation is changing banking from the inside out | Martha Leibs | November 15, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
This last extraordinary stratagem leads to months in which Jones, maniacally insisting that he has become a Turk, scribbles anti-British treatises, while an almost robotic Hill spends all his time fasting and reading the Bible.The greatest prison escape ever? ‘The Confidence Men’ tells a sensational true story. | Michael Dirda | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Two, we are taking a full-funnel approach, as opposed to focusing maniacally on the bottom of the funnel, which is where the industry has over-rotated in the past couple of years and bringing definition to what full funnel means.Media Buying Briefing: Attention metrics vie for the industry’s, well, attention. Will it take root? | Michael Bürgi | May 10, 2021 | Digiday
Tracking customer satisfaction has become “maniacal research,” he said, that takes place between events, adding up to thousands of hours of insights into what content and topics audiences are finding useful.‘The format is secondary’: How Reuters Events will drive global and local engagement on- and off-line | Kayleigh Barber | November 16, 2020 | Digiday
Because you’ve got a different company, the company I wouldn’t tell you that we could have stated our maniacal focus of hybrid cloud only—now we can.IBM CEO will be on the hunt for acquisitions and new businesses after spinning off services unit | Aaron Pressman | October 8, 2020 | Fortune
Creatures we can either neglect, to our endless guilt and horror, or maniacally promote, driving us into debt and an early grave?
Why, you might ask, given how good the economy has been to you plutocrats, are you so maniacally angry?
Jeter chased for it madly, maniacally, refusing to let anything act as an impediment.Bissinger: Praying That Derek Jeter, Baseball’s Classiest Act, Returns to the Game | Buzz Bissinger | October 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The war between Emanuel, the maniacally disciplined “Rambo” of White House notoriety, and the union leadership is undisguised.After Wisconsin’s Recall, Rahm Emanuel’s Labor Battle | Jim Warren | June 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Curtis, looking back, saw the sheriff waving his revolver maniacally, but his curses fainted on the way.The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop | Hamlin Garland
Even while falling the writhing thing still struggled maniacally to reach him.The Forgotten Planet | Murray Leinster
Now, study the maniacally-clever force of jealousy and then ask who is guilty of the crime.Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
A slight cold,' he murmured and resumed the note, and threw himself maniacally into it.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete | George Meredith
Over his shoulder, on his son, he glanced almost maniacally.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu