[ muh-nahy-uh-klee ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. in a way that is related to or typical of manic disorder: I can tell I'm maniacally spending if I stop and pay attention to how many purchases I have to return.

Origin of maniacally


Other words from maniacally

  • sub·ma·ni·a·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·ma·ni·a·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby maniacally Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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