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adjective as in insane

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Owner David Tepper is known to be both aggressive and maniacal in his desire to land a franchise quarterback.

Especially lacking, he said was the "maniacal" focus on manufacturing that had been a hallmark since Intel's founding.

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I got through it by taking off my glasses so I couldn’t see the vehicles hurtling toward us, while Neil maintained a death-grip on the steering wheel, maniacal smile firmly in place.

Pough, a former captain of the Howard football team who had brief stints with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns, has his own maniacal-type energy and was determined not to let Reese check out mentally.

The low pay, the poor lights, the fleabag hotels, the maniacal fans, the hopelessness of it all.

His bland take on the icon is nothing like his maniacal turns in American Psycho or The Fighter.

"Al Qaeda," presented as such, would be rejected out of hand as a gang of maniacal barbarians.

Protest all you want about giving someone else a chance, but that maniacal laugh alone deserves its own little trophy.

The episode “Crawl Space,” in which Walter discovers the money is gone and breaks into maniacal laughter, was a critical favorite.

He could tool a heap like a maniacal genius born with a steering wheel in his hands.

Because of this, maniacal patients should be guarded with quite as much care as those suffering from melancholia.

There is no telling what the next move of this maniacal avenger will be.

But on his return to Rome the powerful personality of Taurus Antinor soon imposed itself upon the fierce and maniacal despot.

"Tell me more—tell me——" he bellowed at last, during an interval between two of these maniacal spasms.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to maniacal, such as: delirious, demoniac, lunatic, mad, and raving.

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