Adjective "frenetic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way.
  1. 'There is nothing here that is not familiar, though the pace has become more frenetic.'
  2. 'It features fast, frenetic action and the hero is suitably infallible.'
  3. 'The last thing coach Tony Dungy will do is attempt to match the Rams' frenetic pace.'
  4. 'He talks quickly and moves through life fast, but his frenetic ways have hurt him on the field.'
  5. 'Plus, it was built slowly and carefully, not at the frenetic pace we saw at a large factory.'
  6. 'Increasingly, boarding schools are attempting to fit in with the frenetic pace of modern life.'
  7. 'Everything seems to be conducted at a frenetic pace, from talking to walking to driving.'
  8. 'The pace was frenetic as neither man wanted to let the other get the upper hand.'
  9. 'For the West Indies, Gayle got a century, not made at his usual frenetic pace.'
  10. 'It was frenetic, people moving fast in opposite directions shouting out at one another as they set up the reception area.'


1. frantic; frenzied.

More examples(as adjective)

"lives can be frenetic for executives."

"paces can be frenetic."

"activities can be frenetic."

"levels can be frenetic."

"competitions can be frenetic."

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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘insane’): from Old French frenetique, via Latin from Greek phrenitikos, from phrenitis ‘delirium’, from phrēn ‘mind’. Compare with frantic.