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phrenetic

[ fri-net-ik ]

adjective

  1. filled with extreme excitement; fanatic; frenzied.


noun

  1. a phrenetic person.

phrenetic

/ frɪˈnɛtɪk /

adjective

  1. an obsolete spelling of frenetic


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Derived Forms

  • phreˈnetically, adverb
  • phreˈneticness, noun

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Other Words From

  • phre·neti·cal·ly adverb
  • phre·netic·ness noun
  • nonphre·netic adjective
  • nonphre·neti·cal·ly adverb
  • semi·phre·netic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of phrenetic1

1325–75; < Latin phrenēticus < Late Greek phrenētikós, Greek phrenītikós frenzied ( phrenitis, -ic ); replacing Middle English frenetike < Anglo-French < Latin as above; frenetic

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Example Sentences

This was very new; it was also very strange what a fascination he found in his phrenetic exercises.

Yet here I sit, as yet unimmolated on the altar of phrenetic vengeance.

He is a foolish physician that cannot bear the words of a phrenetic or delirant patient.

Indeed, this word phrenetic or maniac is no reproach; it is identical with mantic --prophetic.

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