What does hectic mean?
Definitions for hectic
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word hectic.
marked by intense agitation or emotion
"worked at a feverish pace"
A hectic fever.
A flush like one produced by such a fever.
Of a fever, pertaining to bodily reactions characterised by flushed or dry skin.
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.
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.
habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush
in a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient
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
-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.]
The numerical value of hectic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of hectic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of hectic in a Sentence
It was very hectic at the time and it was only afterwards on my laptop I saw ... the girls were in diapers, the mother was wearing a T-shirt with characters from Disney's 'Frozen' film. That was one of my daughter's favorite films when she was younger.
I never thought it would be this hectic, but I'm not complaining, this is truly an amazing accomplishment, but I could definitely get used to this feeling. I'm not done yet.
There is a switch from destination retail to shopping on the way to doing something else: work, holiday, business trip. It's about squeezing it in to our hectic lifestyles.
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.
A morning shower allows for time to meditate and regroup before starting a long or hectic day, this mindfulness can decrease inflammation in the skin by keeping levels of a hormone called cortisol capped.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for hectic
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- frenètic, febrilCatalan, Valencian
- agobiante, ajetreado, frenético, febrilSpanish
- گیج کنندهPersian
- kuumeinen, kiihkeä, hektinenFinnish
- frenetico, febbrileItalian
- 소모 열의Korean
- hectisch, hectischeDutch
- лихорадочный, беспокойныйRussian
Get even more translations for hectic »
Find a translation for the hectic definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"hectic." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 31 Mar. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/hectic>.
Discuss these hectic definitions with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.