#WordOfTheDay – Know what maniacal means

Medieval (1)

Good Morning Sparkle Writers!

We are learning a new word today. Who has heard of maniacal before? Probably not a lot of people.

Pronounced as /məˈnʌɪək(ə)l/, maniacal is an adjective that means to be affected with or suggestive of madness. If you describe a person or something as maniacal then he or she is probably exhibiting extremely wild or violent behaviour.

  • a maniacal dictator
  • maniacal laughter
  • maniacal energy
  • maniacal killer

Maniacal can also mean to be characterized by ungovernable excitement or frenzy 

For example,

The mob was maniacal, we almost called the show off

Jay’s fans go maniacal when they see him!