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noun as in lunatic

adjective as in insane, mad

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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.”

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It would almost be less disturbing if he was showing some kind of sign he was a homicidal maniac.

Of course, Kim Jong-Un takes an image hit as a Katy Perry-obsessed, margarita-drinking maniac with daddy issues.

For as much as Walter was a maniac, he was at the forefront of printing art.

Tom Sizemore is, it seems, no longer a maniac—but he's convinced he can still play one onscreen.

“It fell out of the window, I think,” says the little maniac.

There, in the crush, he unceremoniously lost her, and sped like a maniac to the entrance gates.

On each side of the driver of the galloping steeds stood a man, shouting like a maniac of the boatswain type.

We do not blame the maniac who burns a house down and brains a policeman, nor the mad dog who bites a minor poet.

I regard Lucrezia Borgia as a homicidal maniac, and Torquemada as a religious maniac.

But Lasseroe was a maniac now and he wanted to take the life away from the jewelry designer.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to maniac, such as: fanatic, fiend, freak, looney, lunatic, and zealot.

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