Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of or characterized by frenetic activity or wild excitement.
  • adjective Psychiatry Relating to or affected by mania.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or affected with mania.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Of or pert. to, or characterized by, mania, or excitement; frenzied.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective psychiatry manic-depressive
  • adjective Of or pertaining to someone who exhibits mania or craziness; wicked.
  • adjective Colloquial, to exhibit great energy, as one who is in the manic phase of manic depression.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek manikos, mad, from maniā, madness; see mania.]

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mania +‎ -ic; Ancient Greek μανικός (manicos).

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