Etymology
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manic (adj.)

"pertaining to or affected with mania," 1902, from mania + -ic. The clinical term manic depressive also is from 1902; manic depression is first attested 1903. An older name for it was circular insanity (1857), from French folie circulaire (1854).

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Definitions of manic

manic (adj.)
affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason; "the prosecutor's frenzied denunciation of the accused"- H.W.Carter;
outbursts of drunken violence and manic activity and creativity
Synonyms: frenzied
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