Frantic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfræntɪk|  American pronunciation of the word frantic
Brit.  |ˈfrantɪk|  British pronunciation of the word frantic


- excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion(syn: frenetic, frenzied, phrenetic)

frantic with anger and frustration

- marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion(syn: delirious, excited, mad, unrestrained)

something frantic in their gaiety


The girl was frantic with fear.

They made a frantic search for the missing child.

They were making frantic preparations for the party.

a frantic attempt to finish on schedule

He was frantic with pain.

There was still no news of Jill, and her parents were getting frantic.

Your mother's been frantic with worry wondering where you've been.

I spent three frantic days trying to get everything ready.

Despite our frantic efforts, we were unable to save the boy's life.

There was a frantic rush to escape from the building.

He frantically searched for the key.

I've even found myself idly perusing the Yellow Pages, not frantic for a plumber, just browsing.

It was a high-pitched, sometimes almost frantic presidential campaign.

There was a touch of hysteria in his frantic busyness.

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