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EtymologyEdit

From Old French frenetike, from Latin phreneticus, from Ancient Greek φρενητικός (phrenētikós, delirious), from φρενῖτις (phrenîtis, delirium), from φρήν (phrḗn, mind). Compare frantic.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /fɹəˈnɛt.ɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛtɪk

AdjectiveEdit

frenetic (comparative more frenetic, superlative most frenetic)

  1. Fast, harried; having extreme enthusiasm or energy.
    After a week of working at a frenetic pace, she was ready for Saturday.
  2. (obsolete) Mentally deranged, insane.
  3. (obsolete, medicine) Characterised by manifestations of delirium or madness.

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NounEdit

frenetic (plural frenetics)

  1. One who is frenetic.

Further readingEdit

  • frenetic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • frenetic at OneLook Dictionary Search

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