marked by intense agitation or emotion
"worked at a feverish pace"
A hectic fever.
A flush like one produced by such a fever.
Of a fever, pertaining to bodily reactions characterised by flushed or dry skin.
Very busy with activity and confusion; feverish.
The city center is so hectic at 8 in the morning that I go to work an hour beforehand to avoid the crowds
Origin: From etique, from *, from έκτικός, from έξις, from έξειν.
habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush
in a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient
a hectic flush
Origin: [F. hectique, Gr. habitual, consumptive, fr. habit, a habit of body or mind, fr. to have; akin to Skr. sah to overpower, endure; cf. AS. sige, sigor, victory, G. sieg, Goth. sigis. Cf. Scheme.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
-al, hek′tik, -al, adj. pertaining to the constitution or habit of body: affected with hectic fever.—n. Hec′tic, a habitual or remittent fever, usually associated with consumption.—adj. Hec′toid, of a hectic appearance.—Hectic fever, the name given to the fever which occurs in connection with certain wasting diseases of long duration. [Fr.,—Gr. hektikos, habitual—hexis, habit.]
The numerical value of hectic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of hectic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Any time there's an event like this things get hectic, but health care people are used to working under pressure.
As you make your way through this hectic world of ours, set aside a few minutes each day. At the end of the year, you'll have a couple of days saved up.
There is a switch from destination retail to shopping on the way to doing something else: work, holiday, business trip. It's about squeezing it in to our hectic lifestyles.
There is an understanding, next week there will be some hectic diplomatic activity between Baghdad, Kuwait, Geneva and New York in order to present a joint request to postpone the payment.
I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey and I'll always cherish our time together. She has been amazing with Sam and Charlie and my entire family, unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives and are both competing in demanding sports. It's difficult to spend time together.
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- frenètic, febrilCatalan, Valencian
- frenético, agobiante, febril, ajetreadoSpanish
- گیج کنندهPersian
- hektinen, kiihkeä, kuumeinenFinnish
- febbrile, freneticoItalian
- 소모 열의Korean
- hectisch, hectischeDutch
- лихорадочный, беспокойныйRussian
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