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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Definitions for frenetic

  1. frantic; frenzied.

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Citations for frenetic
"He is frenetic," said some; "Possessed," exclaimed others. He did not try to injure anyone. Lucien Arreat, "Pathology of Artists," The Alienist and Neurologist, Volume XIV, 1893
An airy structure; how the pennon from its dome, / Frenetic to be free, makes one red stretch for home! Robert Browning, "Fifine at the Fair," 1872
Origin of frenetic
Frenetic came to English in the 1300s and ultimately comes from the Greek phrenitis which literally means "inflammation of the brain." Frenetic shares a root with frenzy.