adjective fran·tic \ˈfran-tik\

: feeling or showing a lot of fear and worry

: having a lot of wild and hurried activity

Full Definition of FRANTIC

a archaic :  mentally deranged
b :  emotionally out of control
:  marked by fast and nervous, disordered, or anxiety-driven activity
fran·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
fran·tic·ness \-tik-nəs\ noun

Examples of FRANTIC

  1. The girl was frantic with fear.
  2. They made a frantic search for the missing child.
  3. They were making frantic preparations for the party.
  4. a frantic attempt to finish on schedule

Origin of FRANTIC

Middle English frenetik, frantik — more at frenetic
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with FRANTIC

FRANTICNESS Defined for Kids


adjective fran·tic \ˈfran-tik\

Definition of FRANTIC for Kids

:  feeling or showing fear and worry <a frantic search>
:  having wild and hurried activity <They made a frantic attempt to finish.>
fran·ti·cal·ly \-ti-kə-lē\ adverb


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