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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.

  2. hecticnoun

    A flush like one produced by such a fever.

  3. hecticadjective

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

  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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Hectic

    Hectic is the debut EP by the American ska punk band Operation Ivy. It was released in January 1988 through Lookout! Records (LK 003). Hectic is credited as one of the first ska-core records.In 1991, all 6 tracks from Hectic were later released on the self-titled compilation album, which also featured all the tracks from Energy and two tracks from the Turn It Around! compilation. Hectic was re-released on 12-inch vinyl by Hellcat Records on April 18, 2012. Larry Livermore, founder of Lookout! Records, has said that Lookout! was founded solely to release an Operation Ivy record. Lookout! Records was in fact started with simply a PO Box in order to release records by Livermore's own band, The Lookouts. This was said to emphasize Operation Ivy's importance in Lookout! Records' catalog.

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  1. hectic

    Hectic typically refers to a state or period of intense activity, busyness, or chaos. It can describe a situation or a schedule that is marked by a hurried and frenzied pace, usually involving multiple tasks, responsibilities, or deadlines that need to be managed simultaneously.

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

  2. Hecticadjective

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

  3. Hecticnoun

    hectic fever

  4. Hecticnoun

    a hectic flush

  5. 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. Ritchie Torres:

    I remember Republicans, who are critical of absentee voting, so, it just seems these criticism are largely in bad faith. He has every right vote in person … I'm proud that as president, no matter how hectic his schedule is, he manages to find the time to participate as a citizen.

  2. 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.

  3. Liz Cooper:

    I feel like I live at the doctor’s office so my schedule is very hectic with appointments, and it’s just not your average 25-year-old’s schedule, instead I had to be careful going out in public because if my white blood count was low I could risk getting an infection.

  4. Ian Ziering:

    It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Erin and I are splitting up, with our hectic work schedules we could not be busier, and over the last few years have grown apart.

  5. Chelsea Feldcher:

    It can be a little hectic in the morning when you have 10 people lined up ready to drop off their bags, but obviously any extra revenue is great for us and we are introducing new people to the restaurant.

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