- of or relating to mania or a maniac.
Origin of maniacal
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Examples from the Web for maniacally
Creatures we can either neglect, to our endless guilt and horror, or maniacally promote, driving us into debt and an early grave?Why Kids Are Making Us Crazy
March 30, 2014
Why, you might ask, given how good the economy has been to you plutocrats, are you so maniacally angry?Persecuted Plutocrats, Ctd.
October 17, 2012
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
October 16, 2012
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
June 7, 2012
- affected with or characteristic of mania
- characteristic of or befitting a maniacmaniacal laughter
Word Origin and History for maniacally
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Suggestive of or afflicted with insanity.
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