Definition of Maniac

1. Noun. An insane person.

Exact synonyms: Lunatic, Madman
Specialized synonyms: Crazy, Looney, Loony, Nutcase, Weirdo, Bedlamite, Pyromaniac, Madwoman
Generic synonyms: Diseased Person, Sick Person, Sufferer
Derivative terms: Maniacal



2. Adjective. Wildly disordered. "A maniacal frenzy"
Exact synonyms: Maniacal
Similar to: Insane

3. Noun. A person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something.
Generic synonyms: Enthusiast, Fancier

Definition of Maniac

1. a. Raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; affected with mania; mad.

2. n. A raving lunatic; a madman.

Definition of Maniac

1. Noun. An insane person, especially one who suffers from a mania. ¹

2. Noun. A fanatic, a person with an obsession. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maniac

1. an insane person [n -S] : MANIACAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Maniac

1. 1. Obsolete term for a mentally ill or disturbed person. 2. One suffering from mania. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maniac

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maniac (current term)
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manic-depression
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Literary usage of Maniac

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1. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1849)
"... of a maniac.'} Down yon romantic dale, where hamlets few Arrest the summer pilgrim's pensive view— The village wonder, and the widow's joy— Dwells the ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1834)
"CP THE maniac WIDOW: A FACT. Whore sleep the dead in peace : The river's slumbering waves ... but no answer gave With bitter tears,—and thrust (Poor maniac! ..."

3. The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for (1815)
"THE maniac BOY. addressing a Woman Keeping at a Grave in •Village ... For here a thousand hopes and fears Lie buried with my maniac child. ..."

4. A Biographical History of Lancaster County: Being a History of Early by Alexander Harris (1872)
"On Saturday, the 6th of May, Dr. Ramsey was met in Broad street, about one o'clock in the afternoon, within sight of his own door, by the wretched maniac ..."

5. The Children's Garland from the Best Poets by Alexander Macmillan (1871)
"Civ MARY THE MAID OF THE INN Who is yonder poor maniac, whose wildly fixed ... Yet cheerful and happy, nor distant the day, Poor Mary the maniac hath been ..."

6. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"Description of a maniac. Down yon romantic dale, where hamlets few Arrest the summer pilgrim's pensive view— The village wonder, and the widow's joy— Dwells ..."

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