American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Psychiatry Relating to, affected by, or resembling mania.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or affected with mania.
- adj. psychiatry manic-depressive
- adj. Of or pertaining to someone who exhibits mania or craziness; wicked.
- adj. Colloquial, to exhibit great energy, as one who is in the manic phase of manic depression.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Med.) Of or pert. to, or characterized by, mania, or excitement; frenzied.
- adj. affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
- mania + -ic; Ancient Greek μανικός (manicos). (Wiktionary)
- Greek manikos, mad, from maniā, madness; see mania. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I will tell you, though, on what you called manic Monday.”
“What's kind of a red flag is when it is atypical for the person to talk like this," doing it only when they are in manic cycle but not at other times, she says.”
“* Barnicide: the crime a parent is tempted to commit after being over-exposed to a certain manic purple dinosaur”
“BARNICIDE: the crime a parent is tempted to commit after being over-exposed to a certain manic purple dinosaur.”
“FISHER: I like the name manic depression, though, because it describes what it ` s like.”
“I'll probably remain manic until it starts to get reader reviews and such.”
“And the word manic depression was never attached to what was wrong with him because he had a psychiatrist who didn't believe in it, thought if you put a name on things that it made it worse, and I didn't know it.”
“But to me he's more interesting as the translator of two peculiarly great and problematic novelists: the Frenchman Georges Perec, whose work is characterized by a manic concern for form, and the Albanian Ismail Kadare, whose work Bellos translates not from the original Albanian, but from French translations supervised by Kadare.”
“To this condition, Kraeplin give the name manic depression -- a term that although still in use, has been supplanted by the category of "bipolar disorder" in official psychiatric nomenclature.”
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