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hectic

hec·tic

hectic

 
 
pronunciation:
hek tihk
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: marked by excited activity or rapid, confusing movements; feverishly busy.
Things at the store are always hectic during holiday season.She has a hectic job working for the airlines.Life in the city felt much more hectic than living in a small town.
antonyms:
leisurely, slow
similar words:
frantic
definition 2: characterized by hot, flushed skin, as with a fever; consumptive.
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derivations: hectically (adv.), hecticness (n.)