What does maniac mean?

Definitions for maniac
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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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. caiman

  2. mancia

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I want to finish up because you got a bad evening out there and you have to drive. You have to do me a favor. I don't really care if you get hurt or not, but I want you to last until tomorrow, OK? if you're going to get hurt, and if you're going to drive like a maniac, do it tomorrow after you vote. And I promise I will come and visit you in the hospital. I promise. No, I'm only kidding, I want you to be careful.

  3. Jean Guoin:

    I think they should get him out of there, he's an egotistical maniac, and I don't really care for the man.

  4. Lee Ermey:

    I love the character, the beautiful thing about Sheriff Hoyt is the simple fact that he’s a sexually perverted homicidal maniac. How do you go over the top with this guy? You can just go crazy with him. Basically, I was allowed to do exactly that. Every character I’ve ever played, I always try to take him right to the edge and not allow him to fall over, but directors have a tendency to pull me back a little bit. I hate to hear ‘Less is more.’ It’s a crock of crap. I think more is more and with this character I was allowed to go just completely berserk, and that’s what I love to do.

  5. Denise Stott:

    The guy is not a good businessman. He is a good ego maniac.

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