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frenetic

[ fruh-net-ik ]
/ frəˈnɛt ɪk /
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adjective
frantic; frenzied.

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Also fre·net·i·cal, phrenetic, phrenetical.

Origin of frenetic

First recorded in 1350–1400; see origin at frantic

OTHER WORDS FROM frenetic

fre·net·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·fre·net·ic, adjectivenon·fre·net·i·cal·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH frenetic

fanatic, frantic, frenetic
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British Dictionary definitions for frenetic

frenetic
/ (frɪˈnɛtɪk) /

adjective
distracted or frantic; frenzied

Derived forms of frenetic

frenetically, adverbfreneticness, noun

Word Origin for frenetic

C14: via Old French frenetique from Latin phrenēticus, from Greek phrenētikos, from phrenitis insanity, from phrēn mind
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