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manic

[ man-ik ]
/ ˈmæn ɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to or affected by mania.
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Origin of manic

First recorded in 1900–05, manic is from the Greek word manikós inclined to madness. See mania, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM manic

hy·per·man·ic, adjectivesub·man·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manic

manic
/ (ˈmænɪk) /

adjective
characterizing, denoting, or affected by mania
noun
a person afflicted with mania

Word Origin for manic

C19: from Greek, from mania
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