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Definitions for hectic
ˈhɛk tɪkhec·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feverish, hectic(adj)

    marked by intense agitation or emotion

    "worked at a feverish pace"

Wiktionary

  1. hectic(Noun)

    A hectic fever.

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

  2. hectic(Noun)

    A flush like one produced by such a fever.

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

  3. hectic(Adjective)

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

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

  4. hectic(Adjective)

    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. Hectic(adj)

    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. Hectic(adj)

    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. Hectic(noun)

    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. Hectic(noun)

    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. 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.

  2. Ben Perkins:

    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.

  3. Stuti Garg:

    Sometimes we want to get away from the busy and hectic city life to find solace in the raging waves of the ocean pounding on the rocks or the turbulent splashing of a bubbling waterfall. At other times we are amazed by the immovable silence of a mountain or the gentle caress of a river overjoyed tat its union with the sea. The topography of a region speaks to each one of us--a secret language that people from all facets of life understand and relate to.

  4. Tiger Woods:

    I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey Vonn and I'll always cherish our time together. Lindsey Vonn has been amazing with Sam and Charlie and my entire family, unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives and are both competing in demanding sports. It's difficult to spend time together.

  5. Mona Gohara:

    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.

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