Definition of frantic
- made a frantic search for the lost child
- frantic cries for help
The girl was frantic with fear.
They made a frantic search for the missing child.
They were making frantic preparations for the party.
a frantic attempt to finish on schedule
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: feeling or showing a lot of fear and worry
: having a lot of wild and hurried activity
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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