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frenetic

play
adjective fre·net·ic \fri-ˈne-tik\

Simple Definition of frenetic

  • : filled with excitement, activity, or confusion : wild or frantic

Full Definition of frenetic

fre·net·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
fre·net·i·cism play \-ˈne-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Examples of frenetic

  1. The celebration was noisy and frenetic.

  2. <the frenetic rush to get every member of the cast in place before the curtain went up>



Origin of frenetic

Middle English frenetik insane, from Anglo-French, from Latin phreneticus, modification of Greek phrenitikos, from phrenitis inflammation of the brain, from phren-, phrēn diaphragm, mind


First Known Use: 14th century



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