What does the word maniacal mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Maniacally.

Usage examples for maniacal

  1. This sudden gaiety contrasted too vividly with the struggle of mind he endeavored to conceal by his eagerness in hunting, and by an almost maniacal toil at his forge, where he spent many hours in hammering iron; and Catherine was not deceived by it. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  2. It was suspected, however, that he led a mysterious maniacal life, tinged with anxious jealousy, at home, in that flat of the Boulevard de Grenelle which he had so obstinately refused to quit. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  3. However, he did not reckon on the powerful agility of his athletic antagonist, who, before the wild man knew what had happened, knocked the pistol from his maniacal grasp. – The Nightrider's Feud by Walter C. McConnell