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frantic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of frantic

  1. 1 feeling overwhelming fear or worry <the frantic parents were searching all over the fairgrounds for their lost child> Synonyms agitated, delirious, distracted, distrait, distraught, frenzied, hysterical (also hysteric) Related Words alarmed, anxious, disquieted, disturbed, nervous, perturbed, tense, troubled, upset, worried, wrought (up); affrighted, aghast, alarmed, fearful, frightened, horrified, scared, spooked, terrified, terrorized; ballistic, berserk, crazed, demented, deranged, mad, maniacal (also maniac), nuclear; raging, ranting, raving Phrases beside oneself Near Antonyms calm, peaceful, placid, self-possessed, serene, tranquil; cool, coolheaded, undisturbed, unperturbed, unshaken, untroubled, unworried Antonyms collected, composed, recollected, self-collected, self-composed, self-possessed, unhysterical

  2. 2 marked by great and often stressful excitement or activity <the holiday season seems to be moving along at a frantic pace> Synonyms delirious, ferocious, feverish, fierce, furious, frenetic, frenzied, mad, rabid, violent, wildRelated Words concentrated, high-pressured, intense, intensive, vehement; excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, immoderate, inordinate, lavish, overmuch, overweening, unconscionable, undue; crazed, crazy, demented, deranged, insane, irrational, lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac)Near Antonyms calm, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, subdued, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, untroubled; moderate, reasonable, temperate; casual, easygoing, low-pressure; balanced, sane, soundAntonyms relaxed





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