Origin of freneticMiddle English frenetik from Old French frenetique from Classical Latin phreneticus from Classical Greek phren?tikos, mad, suffering with inflammation of the brain from phrenitis, delirium, madness from phr?n, mind (see phreno-) + -itis, -itis
An example of a frenetic person is someone running around trying to do 10 things at once.
or phre·net·ic also fre·net·i·cal or phre·net·i·cal
Origin of freneticMiddle English frenetik from Old French frenetique from Latin phrenēticus from Greek phrenītikos from phrenītis brain disease from phrēn mind ; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more frenetic, superlative most frenetic)
- One who is frenetic.
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