manic

[man-ik]
adjective
pertaining to or affected by mania.

Origin:
1900–05; < Greek manikós inclined to madness. See mania, -ic

hypermanic, adjective
submanic, adjective


frenzied, agitated, frantic.
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manic (ˈmænɪk)
 
adj
1.  characterizing, denoting, or affected by mania
 
n
2.  a person afflicted with mania
 
[C19: from Greek, from mania]

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manic
1902, from mania (q.v.) + -ic. The clinical term manic depressive also is from 1902, but manic depression is first attested 1958.
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manic man·ic (mān'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, affected by, or resembling mania.

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Example sentences
The idea that some entrepreneurs may be a little manic is hardly new.
No wonder he was manic and high and low and sideways.
The swing in monetary mood has been little short of manic.
The sky was white with gannets and filled with their manic chatter.
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