Frantic Definition

Wild with anger, pain, worry, etc.; frenzied.
Webster's New World
Marked by frenzy; resulting from wild emotion.
Webster's New World
Characterized by rapid and disordered or nervous activity.
Made a frantic last-minute search for the lost key.
American Heritage
Mentally deranged.
American Heritage
Webster's New World

Origin of Frantic

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin freneticus, Latin phreneticus or phreniticus, from Ancient Greek *φρενητικός (phrenetikos), correctly φρενιτικός (phrenitikos, “mad, suffering from inflammation of the brain”), from φρενῖτις (phrenitis, “inflammation of the brain”), from φρήν (phrēn, “the brain”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English frantik from Old French frenetique from Latin phrenēticus frenetic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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