AskDefine | Define frantic

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frantic adj
1 excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion; "frantic with anger and frustration"; "frenetic screams followed the accident"; "a frenzied look in his eye" [syn: frenetic, phrenetic, frenzied]
2 marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure" [syn: delirious, excited, mad, unrestrained]

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  1. In a state of panic, worry, frenzy or rush.
    They returned the missing child to his frantic mother.


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Frantic may refer to:
frantic in German: Frantic
frantic in French: Frantic

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