from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A psychotic or otherwise mentally ill person who exhibits violent or bizarre behavior. Not used in psychiatric diagnosis.
- noun A person who has an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something.
- noun A person who acts in a wildly irresponsible way.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Raving with madness; mad or crazy; insane.
- noun One who raves with madness; a madman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A raving lunatic; a madman.
- adjective Raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; affected with mania; mad.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An insane person, especially one who suffers from a
- noun A
fanatic, a person with an obsession.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an insane person
- adjective wildly disordered
- noun a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
One G Beck screaming like a maniac is one too many for this country to handle.
We have an emergency button to press if some maniac is holding us at gunpoint.
This maniac is out of control and needs to be stopped.
We have this irrational fear that if we let our precious snowflakes do something by themselves, some maniac is going to grab them and take them to their dungeon.
Sorry - no time to run through the “Continuum of Force” when some maniac is right in your face with a weapon as soon as you get out of the van.
That maniac is so far removed from reality that we here on planet earth look like ants to him.
Random, senseless death at the hands of a deranged, homicidal maniac is a terrible tragedy.
I hear indulging in maniac laughter is good for you (in moderation).
Z. September 13th, 2005 at 1: 03 pm meg_mac says: scary, scary, scary!! and to think this maniac is multiplied by the thousands if not millions. i sure wish john q public would start reading and not let the minister decide for them how to vote.
In Tell Me No Secrets (1993), people are inexplicably disappearing from Chicago prosecutor Jess Koster's life And from the shadow of her past, a maniac is stalking her until there is no one Jess can trust.