What does frenetic mean?

Definitions for freneticfrəˈnɛt ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frantic, frenetic, phrenetic, frenzied(adj)

    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"


  1. frenetic(Noun)

    One who is frenetic.

  2. frenetic(Adjective)

    Fast, frantic, harried, or frenzied; having extreme enthusiasm or energy.

    After a week of working at a frenetic pace, she was ready for Saturday.

  3. frenetic(Adjective)

    Mentally deranged, insane.

  4. frenetic(Adjective)

    Characterised by manifestations of delirium or madness.

  5. Origin: From frenetike, from phreneticus, from *, from φρενῖτις, from φρήν. Compare frantic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frenetic

    -al, fre-net′ik, -al, adj. frenzied: mad: distracted.—Also Phrenet′ic, -al. [See Frantic.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frenetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frenetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Irwin Michael:

    The markets have been frenetic, i think all of us, all investors, are waiting for a little bit of serenity.

  2. Dominique Strauss-Kahn:

    When you read the criminal complaint you get the impression it was this frenetic activity, but it was four times a year, not more than that. It wasn't this out-of-control activity that the complaint suggests.

  3. Stephen Massocca:

    The fast and frenetic selling of the morning finally got exhausted and it seems like everything got too stretched to the downside, oil is going to be staying at some ridiculously low price for a very long period of time.

  4. Jerry Kamstra:

    When I arrived in San Francisco in 1957 I discovered a community existing on the edge of the city unlike any other in America. Reckless, creative, frenetic, insane, it was too insane for a lot of people, for not many survived. I did, however, and in surviving came of age in the cheap pads and artists' lofts in North Beach. In the process I lost my innocence and my youth, but gained an indelible memory of a bunch of crazy people who lived, fought, struggled, loved, and even died together with a sense of elan and community that I had never experienced before nor have found since.

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