maniacal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to maniacal: cumulative
References in classic literature ?
And, in passing, let me note that this maniacal trick John Barleycorn played me is nothing uncommon.
And all but mad he was as with a final effort backed by almost maniacal strength he tore his wrists from the confining bonds and grasping the repulsive thing upon his breast hurled it halfway across the room.
But since you abuse my confidence, since you have devised a new torture after I thought I had exhausted them all, then, Count of Monte Cristo my pretended benefactor -- then, Count of Monte Cristo, the universal guardian, be satisfied, you shall witness the death of your friend;" and Morrel, with a maniacal laugh, again rushed towards the pistols.
It was followed by a blood-hound-like bay from Sir Christopher, a maniacal prestissimo on the organ, and loud cries, for Jimmy.
Let them do the idiotic and maniacal hooting for men.
There was a falling in of all the pillars of his soul, the sky seemed to split above him--he stood there, with his clenched hands upraised, his eyes bloodshot, and the veins standing out purple in his face, roaring in the voice of a wild beast, frantic, incoherent, maniacal.
D'Artagnan," said Athos, with a maniacal burst of laughter, "guess what she had on her shoulder.
On the eve of Hulk mania, Wizard World Philly unleashes Hulk wannabes, city-crushing monsters, aliens, maniacal villains and comic book aficionados at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Philadelphia's second annual pop-culture expo, which starts Friday, May 30.
UNCLE SADDAM features an up-close-and-personal account of the life of one of the world's most maniacal dictators, Saddam Hussein, including his strange practices and erratic behavior -- an obsessive-compulsive germaphobe whose idea of a relaxing fishing expedition involves powerful explosives and his servants, rather than the traditional hook, line and sinker.
Of course, Lincoln's assassination is vividly remembered (as well as his eerily prescient dream of his demise), along with the less-remembered coup that was attempted that night by John Wilkes Booth's equally maniacal colleagues who attempted what the United States recently tried in Iraq - a thorough decapitation of the governmental power structure.
The up-close-and-personal life of Iraq's maniacal dictator, Saddam Hussein, is captured in the fascinating documentary, UNCLE SADDAM, available April 2, 2003 on DVD for the first time from Xenon Pictures.
Clavier struggles to cohere scenes demanding he play sometimes imperious, sometimes maniacal and even swoony (the funniest scenes come when the miniseries struggles to posit Napoleon as a romantic leading man).