from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Highly excited with strong emotion or frustration; frenzied: frantic with worry.
- adj. Characterized by rapid and disordered or nervous activity: made a frantic last-minute search for the lost key.
- adj. Archaic Mad; insane.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Insane, mentally unstable.
- adj. In a state of panic, worry, frenzy or rush.
- adj. Extremely energetic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Mad; raving; furious; violent; wild and disorderly; distracted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Mad; raving; wild; distracted: as, frantic with fear or grief.
- Characterized by violence and mental disorder; springing from madness or distraction.
- Synonyms Distracted, infuriate, frenzied, raging.
- n. A frenzied person; a madman.
- To run about frantically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
- adj. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
Middle English frantik, from Old French frenetique, from Latin phrenēticus; see frenetic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin freneticus, Latin phreneticus or phreniticus, from Ancient Greek *φενητικός (phentikos), correctly *φρενιτικός (phrenitikos, “mad, suffering from inflammation of the brain”), from φρενῖτις (phrenitis, "inflammation of the brain"), from φρήν (phrēn, "the brain"). (Wiktionary)