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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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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
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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.
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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"
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frantic

adjective
2. hectic, desperate, frenzied, fraught (informal), frenetic A busy night in the restaurant is frantic in the kitchen.
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frantic

adjective
Marked by extreme excitement, confusion, or agitation:
Archaic: madding.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

frantic

a. frenético-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

frantic

adj frenético, agitado
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References in classic literature ?
The very franticness of the instrument's wild clashing betokened something of the kind.
At times, there is a franticness to Belmore's body language, a ferocious desperation for her to escape her constraints: of being inherently vulnerable as an Indigenous woman, as symbolized by the iconography of the red dress among Indigenous women, artists and activists.
This is evident when Bobby is being dragged through the prison and the combination of jump cuts with fast-paced editing creates a feeling of discomfort and franticness. Similarly, jump cuts are employed when Bobby and the inmates demolish their cells to convey resentment and hostility.
You can dine out for dinner or for lunch, so eating out at your favourite restaurant on Christmas Day doesn't have to change your seasonal traditions, it just means that everyone can have exactly what they want, without the stress and franticness that comes with cooking at home.
To disconnect from the franticness of trying to get things done, of the worries and the what ifs (which after all are only figments of our imagination).
After all the franticness in the kitchen (which is a taboo in Africa, our motherland), and fervency in the chapel, this "new" English husband is also expected to be frugal in bed!