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MANIAC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does maniac mean? 

MANIAC (noun)
  The noun MANIAC has 2 senses:

1. an insane person
2. a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something

  Familiarity information: MANIAC used as a noun is rare.


MANIAC (adjective)
  The adjective MANIAC has 1 sense:

1. wildly disordered

  Familiarity information: MANIAC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MANIAC (noun)


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Meaning:

An insane person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

lunatic; madman; maniac

Hypernyms ("maniac" is a kind of...):

diseased person; sick person; sufferer (a person suffering from an illness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "maniac"):

crazy; looney; loony; weirdo (someone deranged and possibly dangerous)

bedlamite (an archaic term for a lunatic)

pyromaniac (a person with a mania for setting things on fire)

madwoman (a woman lunatic)


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Meaning:

A person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("maniac" is a kind of...):

enthusiast; fancier (a person having a strong liking for something)


MANIAC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Wildly disordered

Synonyms:

maniac; maniacal

Context example:

a maniacal frenzy

Similar:

insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)


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