Examples of frantic in a sentence
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
Origin and Etymology of frantic
Middle English frenetik, frantik — more at frenetic
First Known Use: 14th century
FRANTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frantic for English Language Learners
: feeling or showing a lot of fear and worry
: having a lot of wild and hurried activity
FRANTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of frantic for Students
1 : feeling or showing fear and worry a frantic search
2 : having wild and hurried activity They made a frantic attempt to finish.
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