What does hectic mean?

Definitions for hectic
ˈhɛk tɪkhec·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feverish, hecticadjective

    marked by intense agitation or emotion

    "worked at a feverish pace"

Wiktionary

  1. hecticnoun

    A hectic fever.

    Etymology: From etique, from *, from έκτικός, from έξις, from έξειν.

  2. hecticnoun

    A flush like one produced by such a fever.

    Etymology: From etique, from *, from έκτικός, from έξις, from έξειν.

  3. hecticadjective

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

    Etymology: From etique, from *, from έκτικός, from έξις, from έξειν.

  4. hecticadjective

    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

    Etymology: From etique, from *, from έκτικός, from έξις, from έξειν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hecticadjective

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Hecticadjective

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Hecticnoun

    hectic fever

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Hecticnoun

    a hectic flush

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of hectic in a Sentence

  1. Millie Swann:

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

  2. Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari:

    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.

  3. Read MoreAmerican:

    It hit fast and... it just was very hectic for like three days straight, i got the news from my Chinese friends saying,' Hey, stay inside. Wear a mask. Don't go outside, stock up on some food'cause this is going to get serious.' And as you can see, it's very serious.

  4. Gregg Berhalter:

    It turned into too hectic of a game and I think we didn’t manage that well enough.

  5. Kelly Amar:

    She just wanted to say thank you to us because as you know this past year has been very hectic, this was her way of giving back and this really helps us because this has been a really hard year for all of us. Its a great thank you for all of us.

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