Simple Definition of hectic
: very busy and filled with activity
Examples of hectic in a sentence
We both had hectic days at work.
She maintains a hectic schedule as a journalist and mother.
Origin and Etymology of hectic
Middle English etyk, from Anglo-French etique, from Late Latin hecticus, from Greek hektikos habitual, consumptive, from echein to have — more at scheme
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with hectic
HECTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of hectic for Students
: filled with excitement, activity, or confusion <We had a hectic day of shopping.>
Medical Definition of hectic
1: of, relating to, or being a fluctuating but persistent fever (as in tuberculosis)
2: having a hectic fever <a hectic patient>
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