Definitions for hecticˈhɛk tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feverish, hectic(adj)

    marked by intense agitation or emotion

    "worked at a feverish pace"

Wiktionary

  1. hectic(Noun)

    A hectic fever.

  2. hectic(Noun)

    A flush like one produced by such a fever.

  3. hectic(Adjective)

    Of a fever, pertaining to bodily reactions characterised by flushed or dry skin.

  4. hectic(Adjective)

    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

  5. Origin: From etique, from *, from έκτικός, from έξις, from έξειν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hectic(adj)

    habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush

  2. Hectic(adj)

    in a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient

  3. Hectic(noun)

    hectic fever

  4. Hectic(noun)

    a hectic flush

  5. 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

  1. Hectic

    -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.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hectic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hectic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Flavia Pansieri:

    I regret to say that in the context of those very hectic days, I failed to follow up on the CAR situation.

  2. Millie Swann:

    Any time there's an event like this things get hectic, but health care people are used to working under pressure.

  3. Ben Carson:

    Life is hectic. And it's sometimes easy to let important decisions be made for us. Ballot Question 6 could be like that.

  4. Jas Brar:

    We had double digit growth every year, making things very hectic at work, and at the same time, my family life was getting busier and busier.

  5. Child Age 7:

    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.

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