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fran·tic

frantic

 
 
pronunciation:
fraen tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: frenzied; desperate.
They were frantic with fear when they realized their child was missing.She was frantic about the deadline and couldn't take time to eat.He would never have gone to her for help, but he was frantic and had no choice.
synonyms:
desperate, frenzied, wild
antonyms:
calm
similar words:
distraught, overwrought, panic-stricken, upset
definition 2: marked by hurried or agitated movement or nervous activity.
I was in a frantic rush to get everything ready in time.
synonyms:
hectic, pell-mell, wild
antonyms:
calm, easy
similar words:
agitated, desperate, excited, furious, mad, nervous
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derivations: frantically (franticly) (adv.), franticness (n.)
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