manic manic  /ˈmæ nɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason

Usage(s):

  1. Once called manic depression, the disorder afflicted adults.
  2. Letourneau's beauty and struggles with manic depression made her illicit affair the fodder of tabloids and women's magazines around the world.
  3. The sun, the earth's own star, is mildly manic-depressive, passing from quiet to excitement on a roughly eleven-year cycle.

News

  1. Is Market Coming Down Off a Prolonged High?

    The mood of the stock market, manic and upbeat for most of this year, might very well be transitioning to a more depressing, downbeat state of mind. That's the diagnosis from Woody Dorsey, a self-described "master of market psychology."
    on June 18, 2013     Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  2. Hustle's Monday Morning Mayhem - Payback

    "Just another Manic Monday.." Writer's Note : In case you missed it, LoP Radio went live on the air after Payback, breaking everything down and taking some calls from listeners.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Lords of Pain

  3. A Review of ‘Lend Me a Tenor,’ in Sag Harbor

    “Lend Me a Tenor,” Ken Ludwig’s clever farce set in 1934, is filled with manic disagreements, elaborate subterfuges and broadly telegraphed attempts at seduction.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "This documentary was very important to me ...... Manic depression is a pandemic chronic condition," said Fry. "We need to understand much more about it and most of all we need to address the urgent problem of the stigma."
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Stephen Fry Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "What we have seen is the prime minister, and in turn his government, skating across dozens and dozens of issues, almost in a manic sense, and there is ...... no sense of where all of this is taking us as a country," Mr Robb told ABC Television....
    on Apr 12, 2008 By: Andrew Robb Source: The Australian

  3. "This pattern suggests that people with manic or bipolar tendencies are drawn to focus on success, money and popular fame," Dr Johnson said.
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Samuel Johnson Source: Times of India

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