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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An insane person; A person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something.

Usage examples (35)
  • They are a group of vigilantes determined to find the maniac killer who is roaming the streets before he finds them.
  • This maniac is out of control and needs to be stopped.
  • "I say we call the maniac's bluff and end this madness."
  • I hear indulging in maniac laughter is good for you (in moderation). for more
Tutoring comment
  • Anything made from "manioc," (a starchy root used in making tapioca) made the "maniac" (a mad person) even more "manic" (relating to high excitement and craze).
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