Frantic Fran"tic, a. [OE. frentik, frenetik, F. frentique, L. phreneticus, from Gr. ?. See {Frenzy}, and cf. {Frenetic}, {Phrenetic}.] Mad; raving; furious; violent; wild and disorderly; distracted. [1913 Webster]

Die, frantic wretch, for this accursed deed! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Torrents of frantic abuse. --Macaulay. -- {Fran"tic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Fran"tic*ly}, adv. --Shak. -- {Fran"tic*ness}, n. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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