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Context MattersPlay
Use 'maniac' to describe someone's extreme passion for an activity, not their skill at it. SlideCalling him a 'chess maniac' highlights his obsession, not how good he is.
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Informal SpeechPlay
'Maniac' is casual, often used among friends or in informal settings. SlideAt parties, she dances like a maniac and just can't sit still!
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Not Always NegativePlay
In some contexts, 'maniac' can be a playful compliment about someone's dedication. SlideYou're a cleaning maniac, this place is spotless!