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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
1350-1400
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.