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or phre·net·ic  (frə-nĕt′ĭk) also fre·net·i·cal or phre·net·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
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.


the state or quality of being frenetic
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Then normal TV service will be resumed on Saturday for those of us champing at the bit for the sheer freneticism of a Premier League programme - starting with a very tasty North London lunchtime derby.
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Tony is misunderstood not only because he represents the past but also because he seems irrevocably stuck there; while most of the characters display the freneticism of the modern world, Tony remains contentedly static.
Once again we are treated to a parade of authors, this time on the theme of retreating from the freneticism of human thought and action.
In the freneticism of modern life, we've crowded out all the spaces of silence and rest, and even our faith becomes an endlessly activist and politicized mission to change the world, or to coax and coerce the people around us to change their way of being in the world.