hectically
adverb see hectic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hectically — hectic ► ADJECTIVE ▪ full of incessant or frantic activity. DERIVATIVES hectically adverb. ORIGIN Greek hektikos habitual …   English terms dictionary

  • hectically — adverb In a hectic manner …   Wiktionary

  • hectically — adv. feverishly, consumptively; in a hectic manner, in an agitated manner, excitedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hectically — hec·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • hectically — See: hectic …   English dictionary

  • hectically — adverb in a frenzied manner we rehearsed frenziedly the last few days before the premiere • Syn: ↑frenziedly • Derived from adjective: ↑hectic, ↑frenzied (for: ↑frenziedly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hectic — hectically, hecticly, adv. hecticness, n. /hek tik/, adj. characterized by intense agitation, excitement, confused and rapid movement, etc.: The week before the trip was hectic and exhausting. [1350 1400; ME < LL hecticus < Gk hektikós habitual,… …   Universalium

  • hectic — 1. The meaning that is now the dominant one, ‘busy and confused’, is fairly recent (early 20c) and has developed in the same way as the figurative meaning of feverish. Hectic was originally an adjective or noun referring to the kind of fever that …   Modern English usage

  • frenziedly — adverb in a frenzied manner (Freq. 2) we rehearsed frenziedly the last few days before the premiere • Syn: ↑hectically • Derived from adjective: ↑hectic (for: ↑hectically), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hectic — adjective Etymology: Middle English etyk, from Anglo French etique, from Late Latin hecticus, from Greek hektikos habitual, consumptive, from echein to have more at scheme Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or being a fluctuating but… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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