Definition of manic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    manic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈmænɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1 (informal) full of activity, excitement, and anxiety; behaving in a busy, excited, anxious way synonym hectic Things are manic at the office right now. The performers had manic energy and enthusiasm.
  2. 2(psychology) connected with mania manic mood swings
NAmE//ˈmænɪkli//
 
adverb I rushed around manically, trying to finish the housework.
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