Definition of frantic in English:

frantic

Line breaks: fran|tic
Pronunciation: /ˈfrantɪk
 
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adjective

Derivatives

frantically

adverb
More example sentences
  • Others saw police and paramedics working frantically on the man to try to revive him, but he died at the scene.
  • GPs are frantically trying to borrow stocks from other doctors so they can continue to offer the vaccine.
  • Staff frantically tried to bail water out with buckets flowing the downpour yesterday afternoon.

franticness

noun
More example sentences
  • Through the rain hammering on all the men she could hardly see faces, but there was a feeling of franticness and fear.
  • There is, with such activities, a sort of build-in franticness and distraction, even a low-level near-panic.
  • This franticness makes them appear really desperate and sometimes ruins the connection.

Origin

late Middle English frentik, 'insane, violently mad', from Old French frenetique (see frenetic).

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