FRANTIC

frantic, frenetic, phrenetic, frenzied

(adjective) excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion; “frantic with anger and frustration”; “frenetic screams followed the accident”; “a frenzied look in his eye”

delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained

(adjective) marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; “a crowd of delirious baseball fans”; “something frantic in their gaiety”; “a mad whirl of pleasure”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

frantic (comparative more frantic, superlative most frantic)

(archaic) Insane, mentally unstable.

In a state of panic, worry, frenzy or rush.

Extremely energetic

Synonyms

• frenetic, frenzied

Noun

frantic (plural frantics)

(archaic) A person who is insane or mentally unstable, madman.

Anagrams

• infarct, infract

Source: Wiktionary


Fran"tic, a. Etym: [OE. frentik, frenetik, F. frentique, L. phreneticus, from Gr. Frenzy, and cf. Frenetic, Phrenetic.]

Definition: Mad; raving; furious; violent; wild and disorderly; distracted. Die, frantic wretch, for this accursed deed! Shak. Torrents of frantic abuse. Macaulay.

– Fran"tic*al*ly, adv.

– Fran"tic*ly, adv. Shak.

– Fran"tic*ness, n. Johnson.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



RESET




Word of the Day

26 June 2022

SALE

(noun) the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling; “you’ll find vitamin C for sale at most pharmacies”; “the new line of cars will soon be on sale”


coffee icon

Coffee Trivia

The earliest credible evidence of coffee-drinking as the modern beverage appeared in modern-day Yemen. In the middle of the 15th century in Sufi shrines where coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed for drinking. The Yemenis procured the coffee beans from the Ethiopian Highlands.

coffee icon