frantically


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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.
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Adv.1.frantically - in an uncontrolled manner; "she fought back madly"

frantically

adverb
In a violent, strenuous way:
Translations
باهْتِياج
horečnězoufale
hektisktstresset
őrjöngve
meî æsingi

frantically

[ˈfræntɪkəlɪ] ADVfrenéticamente, con frenesí

frantically

[ˈfræntɪkəli] adv [rush, search] → frénétiquement

frantically

adv
(= desperately) try, searchverzweifelt
(= hectically) work, run aroundhektisch; wave, scribble, scramble, runwie wild; she is frantically busysie hat wahnsinnig viel zu tun (inf)

frantically

[ˈfræntɪklɪ] adv (gen) → freneticamente, affannosamente

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
References in classic literature ?
Polly was looking sorrowfully at a rent in her pretty gauze gown, and Button-Bright's fox head had stuck fast in a gopher hole and he was wiggling his little fat legs frantically in an effort to get free.
They halted and urged him to move faster, but he entreated them not to approach him, and, leaping from his horse, began to roll frantically on the earth, gnashing his teeth and foaming at the mouth.
Eyes gleamed with sudden fire, and calloused hands waved frantically in the air.
But in the corridor there was no sign of the person he was looking for and he came back in despair, and frantically waving his hands addressed Stepan Arkadyevitch, who was smoking serenely.
Frantically he fought to beat off the lad that he might turn upon the fearsome thing at his back.
With a loud shriek of fear the Holy Hekkador grasped frantically at that menacing arm.
With the strength of desperation he clung to the cordage, seeking frantically to entangle his legs and body in it.
He rushed frantically about, turning and twisting his course, now his nose to the ground, now up in the air, whining as frantically as he rushed, leaping abruptly at right angles as new scents reached him, scurrying here and there and everywhere as if in a game of tag with some invisible playfellow.
Over the low bushes and logs he leaped frantically. As he ran he put his hand into his pocket and took out the branched stick from which the sling for shooting squirrels was suspended.
He will be married!' she burst out quite frantically. 'On my honor and my oath, he will be married!' The admiral, incautiously perhaps, but with the best intentions, told her you were married already.
One ancient crab, that was for ever shuffling frantically from side to side of the pool, had particularly fascinated me: there was a vacancy in its stare, and an aimless violence in its behaviour, that irresistibly recalled the Gardener who had befriended Sylvie and Bruno: and, as I gazed, I caught the concluding notes of the tune of his crazy song.
The imposing figure of Nesvitski followed by his Cossack, and the determination of Denisov who flourished his sword and shouted frantically, had such an effect that they managed to squeeze through to the farther side of the bridge and stopped the infantry.