Manic vs Fanatic - What's the difference?

manic | fanatic |


As adjectives the difference between manic and fanatic

is that manic is (psychiatry) suffering from mania; the state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood, arousal, and/or energy levels while fanatic is fanatical.

As a noun fanatic is

a person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause, especially in religion.

manic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (psychiatry) Suffering from mania; the state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood, arousal, and/or energy levels.
  • Of or pertaining to someone who exhibits mania or craziness; wicked.
  • fanatic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * fanatick (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Fanatical.
  • * T. Moore
  • But Faith, fanatic Faith, once wedded fast / To some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last.
  • (obsolete) Showing evidence of possession by a god or demon; frenzied, overzealous.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause, especially in religion.
  • See also

    * fan * crank

    Quotations

    * A zealot can't change his mind. A fanatic can't change his mind and won't change the subject. — (attributed) * A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim. —