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ˈfræn tɪkfran·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frantic, frenetic, phrenetic, frenziedadjective

    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion

    "frantic with anger and frustration"; "frenetic screams followed the accident"; "a frenzied look in his eye"

  2. delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrainedadjective

    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

    "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure"

Wiktionary

  1. franticadjective

    Insane, mentally unstable.

  2. franticadjective

    In a state of panic, worry, frenzy or rush.

    They returned the missing child to his frantic mother.

  3. franticadjective

    Extremely energetic

    frantic music

Webster Dictionary

  1. Franticadjective

    mad; raving; furious; violent; wild and disorderly; distracted

  2. Etymology: [OE. frentik, frenetik, F. frentique, L. phreneticus, from Gr. . See Frenzy, and cf. Frenetic, Phrenetic.]

Freebase

  1. Frantic

    Frantic is a 1988 American-French mystery thriller film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Harrison Ford and Emmanuelle Seigner. The theme was written, arranged and performed by Simply Red. The French locations and Ennio Morricone's musical score create much of the film's atmosphere. Grace Jones' recording of I've Seen That Face Before, a cover version of Ástor Piazzolla's Libertango, as well as "Chicago Song" of David Sanborn is heard at key moments in the film.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frantic

    fran′tik, adj. mad, furious: wild.—advs. Fran′tically, Fran′ticly (Shak.).—adj. Fran′tic-mad, raving mad.—n. Fran′ticness, the state of being frantic. [O. Fr. frenetique—L. phreneticus—Gr. phrenētikos, mad, phrenītis, inflammation of the brain—phrēn, the mind; see Frenzy.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frantic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frantic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of frantic in a Sentence

  1. Steven Wright:

    When I have a kid, I wanna put him in one of those strollers for twins, then run around the mall looking frantic.

  2. Said Thompson:

    I received a frantic message from one of [her] caretakers at the orphanage saying that there were bombs going off and they were fearful for their lives, it was beyond scary and you feel helpless. Trying to aid children from a continent away is challenging.

  3. Connor Campbell:

    There were frantic scenes on the markets this morning.

  4. Mark Leibovich:

    Since this debate will likely have lower ratings [than the two Republican debates], I'd guess the 'one-liners' and soundbites will carry more weight, but, unlike the R's, the combatants will not have to fight tooth and nail for attention, so maybe we can expect a less frantic, more conversational vibe.

  5. Sheriff Grady Judd:

    John Camfield mowed them down, ran through them like a bowling ball through bowling pins. it’s devastating in the greatest sense of the word. One of the victims was the 11-year-old daughter of an off-duty deputy. He ran outside barefoot after getting a frantic phone call from her and assumed the worst as he came upon the injured children.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    • A. hunch
    • B. muddle
    • C. brasserie
    • D. abandon

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