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fran·tic

 (frăn′tĭk)
adj.
1. Highly excited with strong emotion or frustration; frenzied: frantic with worry.
2. Characterized by rapid and disordered or nervous activity: made a frantic last-minute search for the lost key.
3. Archaic Mentally deranged.

[Middle English frantik, from Old French frenetique, from Latin phrenēticus; see frenetic.]

fran′ti·cal·ly, fran′tic·ly adv.
fran′tic·ness n.

frantic

(ˈfræntɪk)
adj
1. distracted with fear, pain, joy, etc
2. marked by or showing frenzy: frantic efforts.
3. (Pathology) archaic insane
[C14: from Old French frenetique, from Latin phrenēticus mad, frenetic]
ˈfrantically, ˈfranticly adv
ˈfranticness n

fran•tic

(ˈfræn tɪk)

adj.
1. wild with emotion; frenzied.
2. marked by desperation; anxious.
3. Archaic. insane; mad.
[1325–75; Middle English frantik, frenetik < Old French frenetique < Latin phrenēticus delirious]
fran′ti•cal•ly, adv.
fran′tic•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frantic - excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion; "frantic with anger and frustration"; "frenetic screams followed the accident"; "a frenzied look in his eye"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
2.frantic - marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotionfrantic - marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure"
wild - marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties"

frantic

adjective
1. frenzied, wild, mad, raging, furious, raving, distracted, distraught, berserk, uptight (informal), overwrought, at the end of your tether, beside yourself, at your wits' end A bird had been locked in and was now quite frantic.
frenzied together (slang), cool, collected, calm, composed, poised, laid-back, unfazed (informal), unruffled, self-possessed
2. hectic, desperate, frenzied, fraught (informal), frenetic A busy night in the restaurant is frantic in the kitchen.

frantic

adjective
Marked by extreme excitement, confusion, or agitation:
Archaic: madding.
Translations
ثَائِرجُنوني، سَريع جِداًهائِج
šílenýzoufalýhorečnýrušný
sanseløsstressethektisk
suunniltaan oleva
van sebe
æstur, æsileguróîur, viti sínu fjær
半狂乱の
미칠 듯한
padūkęspaklaikęspaklaikusiai
bezprātīgsbriesmīgsizmisīgs
desperat
ซึ่งไม่สามารถควบคุมอารมณ์ได้
çılgınçılgın durumda
cuống cuồng

frantic

[ˈfræntɪk] ADJ [activity, pace] → frenético; (= desperate) [need, desire, person] → desesperado
she was frantic with worryestaba loca de inquietud
to drive sb franticsacar a algn de quicio

frantic

[ˈfræntɪk] adj
(= out of one's mind) → affolé(e)
to go frantic → être dans tous ses états
I was going frantic → J'étais dans tous mes états.
to be frantic with worry → être fou d'inquiétude
(= hectic) → frénétique
[efforts, activity] → frénétique
(= desperate) [need, desire] → effréné(e)

frantic

adj
(= distraught, desperate) person, phone call, searchverzweifelt; shout, yellerregt; need, desireheftig, übersteigert; I was franticich war außer mir; to become or get franticaußer sich (dat)geraten; (= worried)an den Rande der Verzweiflung geraten; to be frantic with worryvor Sorge außer sich (dat)sein; to drive somebody franticjdn zur Verzweiflung treiben
(= hectic) week, dayhektisch; frantic activity (generally) → hektisches Treiben, Hektik f; (particular instance) → fieberhafte Tätigkeit; frantic hastefieberhafte Eile

frantic

[ˈfræntɪk] adj (activity, pace) → frenetico/a; (desperate, desire) → pazzo/a, sfrenato/a; (need) → disperato/a; (000, search) → affannoso/a; (person) → fuori di sé
frantic with worry → fuori di sé dalla preoccupazione
frantic with joy → pazzo/a di gioia

frantic

(ˈfrӕntik) adjective
1. anxious or very worried. The frantic mother searched for her child.
2. wildly excited. the frantic pace of modern life.
ˈfrantically adverb

frantic

ثَائِر šílený sanseløs außer sich sein φρενιτώδης frenético suunniltaan oleva effréné van sebe frenetico 半狂乱の 미칠 듯한 paniekerig panisk szalony frenético неистовый desperat ซึ่งไม่สามารถควบคุมอารมณ์ได้ çılgın cuống cuồng 疯狂的

frantic

a. frenético-a.

frantic

adj frenético, agitado
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Some ran furiously to the water's edge, beating the air with frantic gestures, while others spat upon the element, to resent the supposed treason it had committed against their acknowledged rights as conquerors.
Oh, you'll get over that," responded Mattingly, with an exasperating confidence that drove her nearly frantic, from the manifest kindliness of intent that made it impossible for her to resent it.
Grose I had an imperative, an almost frantic "Go, go
Meantime, Gabriel, ascending to the main-royal mast-head, was tossing one arm in frantic gestures, and hurling forth prophecies of speedy doom to the sacrilegious assailants of his divinity.
She was compelled, at these parties, to spend most of her time at the refreshment table, for she could not dance with anybody except other women and very old men; Tamoszius was of an excitable temperament, and afflicted with a frantic jealousy, and any unmarried man who ventured to put his arm about the ample waist of Marija would be certain to throw the orchestra out of tune.
Sam, with frantic ejaculations, made a dive at the reins, but only succeeded in brushing the blazing palm-leaf afore-named into the horse's eyes, which by no means tended to allay the confusion of his nerves.
So I took him over home myself; and an amazing kind of a surprise party it was, too -- typhoons and cyclones of frantic joy, and whole Niagaras of happy tears; and by George
My mind got a start by and by, and began to consider the beginning of every subject which has ever been thought of; but it never went further than the beginning; it was touch and go; it fled from topic to topic with a frantic speed.
and the moment it was gone he set up frantic yells of "Awnt it
At last the frantic sufferer sheered from its course, and sprang into its master's lap; he flung it out of the window, and the voice of distress quickly thinned away and died in the dis- tance.
I felt a drop or two of blood from my head trickle down my neck, and was sensible of somewhat pungent suffering: these sensations for the time predominated over fear, and I received him in frantic sort.
Her husband is said to be quite frantic with grief.