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


  • IPA(key): /ˈmænɪk/
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  • Hyphenation: man‧ic
  • Rhymes: -ænɪk


manic (comparative more manic, superlative most manic)

  1. 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], London, archived from the original on 20 January 2017:
      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 [Danny] Boyle and his four musketeers give it just the right frantic, jaded energy and manic anxiety.
  2. (psychiatry) Suffering from mania, the state of an abnormally elevated or irritable mood, arousal, and/or energy levels.

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manic (plural manics)

  1. A person exhibiting mania.