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Definition of "frantic" []

  • Highly excited with strong emotion or frustration; frenzied: frantic with worry. (adjective)
  • Characterized by rapid and disordered or nervous activity: made a frantic last-minute search for the lost key. (adjective)
  • Archaic Mad; insane. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frantic" in a sentence
  • "The word frantic has appeared in 354 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Nov. 14 in "For a Homeless Child, a Long Ride to 4th Grade" by Emily Canal:"
  • "Holly figured it was Mia who else would? and there she was, her expression frantic, shivering in the morning chill in just a thin light blue hoodie and jeans."
  • "Learn more about the word "frantic" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the dictionary."