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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
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
References in classic literature ?
It--well, read it yourself, and see if you, too, do not find food for frantic conjecture, for tantalizing doubts, and for a great hope.
Her husband is said to be quite frantic with grief.
Too much horrified to speak, They can only shriek, shriek, Out of tune, In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire, In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire, Leaping higher, higher, higher, With a desperate desire, And a resolute endeavor Now - now to sit, or never, By the side of the pale-faced moon.
That is, it's not Sofya Semyonovna's frantic, but Katerina Ivanovna, though Sofya Semyonova's frantic too.
and the moment it was gone he set up frantic yells of "Awnt it
Everybody yelled together, and the guns were reloaded in frantic haste.
When the sun at last broke through the clouds in the fore-noon of the seventh day, it looked down upon an almost frantic ape-man.
As the frantic old man thus spoke and thus trampled with his live and dead feet, a sneering triumph that seemed meant for Ahab, and a fatalistic despair that seemed meant for himself --these passed over the mute, motionless Parsee's face.
And with these cracked words he finally departed, leaving me, for the moment, in no small wonderment at his frantic impudence.
Away in the middle of the night a wild peal burst from the village bells, and in a moment the streets were swarming with frantic half-clad people, who shouted, "Turn out
And now the poor Doctor was worried frantic, wondering where he could get help enough to take care of all these thousands of monkeys in bed.
A battery chang- ing position at a frantic gallop scattered the stragglers right and left.