manic-depressive manic-depressive

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person afflicted with manic-depressive illness
  2. (adj) suffering from a disorder characterized by alternating mania and depression

Usage(s):

  1. The sun, the earth's own star, is mildly manic-depressive, passing from quiet to excitement on a roughly eleven-year cycle.
  2. She focused on raising their children and entertaining in their Georgetown home until the increasingly manic-depressive Phil committed suicide in 1963.
  3. Elvis, despite his tremendous success, is generally believed to have been a depressive, even, it has been suggested, manic-depressive, or bipolar.

News

  • From snow to cold to rain, winter can't make up mind

    Nature's manic-depressive run of temperatures over the past week took the blame for blowing a hole in a crusty six-inch water main on Eastman Avenue. "The cold and the warm. The cold and the warm.
    on January 13, 2014     Source: Foxboro Reporter

Quotes

  • "I came across the book while I was researching 'Chinatown,' for something set in the past, and here I come across this story of a young writer, struggling in LA to find identity as a writer, he's insecure, he's manic-depressive -- all of those...
    on Mar 16, 2006 By: Robert Towne Source: WFtv.com

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