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See definition of maniac on Dictionary.com
  • nounan insane person; lunatic
  • adj.insane, mad

synonyms for maniac

  • fanatic
  • fiend
  • freak
  • looney
  • lunatic
  • psycho
  • psychopath
  • zealot
  • bedlamite
  • crackpot
  • fan
  • flake
  • fruitcake
  • kook
  • loon
  • nut
  • nutcase
  • schizoid
  • screwball
  • Section 8
  • madperson
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How to use maniac in a sentence

He was hardly reassured when members of the university’s board of trustees, following a special executive meeting convened by the governor in March, described Wallace as “scared,” “crazy,” and acting “like a raving maniac.”
HOW ROBERT F. KENNEDY SHAPED HIS BROTHER'S RESPONSE TO CIVIL RIGHTSPATRICIA SULLIVANAUGUST 11, 2021TIME
There, in the crush, he unceremoniously lost her, and sped like a maniac to the entrance gates.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
On each side of the driver of the galloping steeds stood a man, shouting like a maniac of the boatswain type.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
We do not blame the maniac who burns a house down and brains a policeman, nor the mad dog who bites a minor poet.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
I regard Lucrezia Borgia as a homicidal maniac, and Torquemada as a religious maniac.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
But Lasseroe was a maniac now and he wanted to take the life away from the jewelry designer.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Mr. Rundell found him swearing and raving in a great passion, sacking men and behaving like a maniac.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
He halted at the sound of rawkish peals of laughter—frightful, like those of a maniac.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
The maniac-world insists upon uniformity and obedience, especially in that department of life where uniformity is impossible.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
His talk was a volcanic eloquence, reckless as to course and consequence; and his laugh had the peal of a maniac's yell.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
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