Simple Definition of frenetic
: filled with excitement, activity, or confusion : wild or frantic
Examples of frenetic
The celebration was noisy and frenetic.
<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
Rhymes with frenetic
aesthetic, ascetic, athletic, balletic, bathetic, cometic, cosmetic, eidetic, emetic, gametic, genetic, hermetic, limnetic, magnetic, mimetic, noetic, Ossetic, paretic, pathetic, phenetic, phonetic, phyletic, poetic, prophetic, prosthetic, pyretic, splenetic, syncretic, syndetic, synthetic, tonetic, Venetic
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