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frantic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frantic  \Fran"tic\,  a.  [OE.  frentik  frenetik,  F.  frentique  L. 
  phreneticus  from  Gr  ?.  See  {Frenzy},  and  cf  {Frenetic}, 
  {Phrenetic}.] 
  Mad;  raving;  furious;  violent;  wild  and  disorderly; 
  distracted. 
 
  Die,  frantic  wretch,  for  this  accursed  deed!  --Shak. 
 
  Torrents  of  frantic  abuse.  --Macaulay. 
  --  {Fran"tic*al*ly},  adv  --  {Fran"tic*ly},  adv  --Shak.  -- 
  {Fran"tic*ness},  n.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frantic 
  adj  1:  excessively  agitated;  transported  with  rage  or  other  violent 
  emotion;  "frantic  with  anger  and  frustration"; 
  "frenetic  screams  followed  the  accident";  "a  frenzied 
  look  in  his  eye"  [syn:  {frenetic},  {phrenetic},  {frenzied}] 
  2:  marked  by  uncontrolled  excitement  or  emotion;  "a  crowd  of 
  delirious  baseball  fans";  "something  frantic  in  their 
  gaiety";  "a  mad  whirl  of  pleasure"  [syn:  {delirious},  {excited}, 
  {mad},  {unrestrained}] 




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