manic

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

manic (comparative more manic, superlative most manic)

  1. (psychiatry) Suffering from mania; the state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood, arousal, and/or energy levels.
  2. Of or pertaining to someone who exhibits mania or craziness; wicked.
    • 2017 January 19, Peter Bradshaw, “T2 Trainspotting review – choose a sequel that doesn't disappoint”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Reuniting the cast of Trainspotting for a new adventure 21 years on could have gone badly. The BBC’s misjudged This Life + 10, bringing the cast of the iconic 90s TV drama back together, is a case in point. But Boyle and his four musketeers give it just the right frantic, jaded energy and manic anxiety.

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