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maniacal

[muh-nahy-uh-kuh l] /məˈnaɪ ə kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to mania or a maniac.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; maniac + -al1
Related forms
maniacally, adverb
postmaniacal, adjective
premaniacal, adjective
submaniacal, adjective
submaniacally, adverb
unmaniacal, adjective
unmaniacally, adverb
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  • Not being able to hear the authors laughing maniacally to themselves as they type.
British Dictionary definitions for maniacally

maniacal

/məˈnaɪəkəl/
adjective
1.
affected with or characteristic of mania
2.
characteristic of or befitting a maniac: maniacal laughter
Derived Forms
maniacally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for maniacally

maniacal

adj.

1670s, from maniac (adj.) + -al (1). Related: Maniacally.

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maniacally in Medicine

maniacal ma·ni·a·cal (mə-nī'ə-kəl) or ma·ni·ac (mā'nē-āk')
adj.
Suggestive of or afflicted with insanity.

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