Definition of manic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmænɪk//
    ; NAmE 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 in the office at the moment. The performers had a manic energy and enthusiasm. See related entries: Excitement
  2. 2(psychology) connected with mania (2) manic mood swings
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: manic