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ˈmeɪ niˌækma·ni·ac

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunatic, madman, maniacnoun

    an insane person

  2. maniacadjective

    a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something

  3. maniacal, maniac(p)adjective

    wildly disordered

    "a maniacal frenzy"


  1. maniacnoun

    An insane person, especially one who suffers from a mania.

  2. maniacnoun

    A fanatic, a person with an obsession.

  3. Etymology: maniacus, from μανιακός, adjectival form of μανία.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Maniac, Maniacaladjective

    Raging with madness; mad to rage.

    Etymology: maniacus, Lat.

    Epilepsies and maniacal lunacies usually conform to the age of the moon. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. b. iii.


  1. Maniac

    Maniac is a song performed by American girl group Girlicious. Released as the second single from their second album, Rebuilt. It officially impacted Canadian radio on March 23, 2010. It was released to iTunes Canada on April 6, 2010. Maniac" reached number seventy-four on the Canadian Hot 100. It performed best on the Serbian Top 50 singles where it charted for eleven weeks and reached a peak of eleven.


  1. maniac

    A maniac is a person exhibiting extreme symptoms of wild behavior, especially when violent and dangerous. It also commonly refers to someone who is excessively interested or enthusiaistic about a particular thing or subject. The term is often used colloquially to describe a person who is acting irrationally or exhibiting aggressive or outlandish behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maniacadjective

    raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; affected with mania; mad

  2. Maniacnoun

    a raving lunatic; a madman

  3. Etymology: [F. maniaque. See Mania.]

Anagrams for maniac »

  1. mancia

  2. caiman

  3. amniac

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maniac in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maniac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of maniac in a Sentence

  1. George Santayana:

    The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.

  2. Donald Trump:

    This guy, he's a maniac, he's not even on the scale -- these people, we've got a bunch of real dummies.

  3. Brandon Foster:

    I called this man out at a red light for driving like a maniac, he then followed me to my destination driving recklessly, and stopping traffic to continue the argument.

  4. George Carlin:

    Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?

  5. Donald Trump:

    He goes in there … like a bit of a maniac, you never get things done that way. You can't walk into the Senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along with people. … That's the problem with Ted.

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