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fre·net·ic

or phre·net·ic  (frə-nĕt′ĭk) also fre·net·i·cal or phre·net·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Wildly excited or active; frantic; frenzied.

[Middle English frenetik, from Old French frenetique, from Latin phrenēticus, from Greek phrenītikos, from phrenītis, brain disease, from phrēn, mind; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots.]

fre·net′i·cal·ly adv.
fre·net′i·cism (-ĭ-sĭz′əm) n.

frenetic

(frɪˈnɛtɪk) or

frenetical

adj
distracted or frantic; frenzied
[C14: via Old French frenetique from Latin phrenēticus, from Greek phrenētikos, from phrenitis insanity, from phrēn mind]
freˈnetically adv
freˈneticness n

fre•net•ic

(frəˈnɛt ɪk)

also fre•net′i•cal,



adj.
frantic; frenzied.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see frantic]
fre•net′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frenetic - 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"

frenetic

adjective frantic, wild, excited, crazy, frenzied, distraught, obsessive, fanatical, demented, unbalanced, overwrought, maniacal the frenetic pace of life in New York

frenetic

adjective
Marked by extreme excitement, confusion, or agitation:
Archaic: madding.
Translations

frenetic

[frɪˈnetɪk] ADJfrenético

frenetic

[frɪˈnɛtɪk] adjfrénétique

frenetic

adj activity, pace, periodhektisch; dancingwild; effortverzweifelt

frenetic

[frɪˈnɛtɪk] adjfrenetico/a
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