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frenetic

adjective

Definition: 1. involving a lot of movement or activity--extremely active, excited, or uncontrolled 2. involving violent emotion

Synonyms: hectic, chaotic, frantic, frenzied, agitated, hurried

Antonyms: placid, calm

Tips: Use frenetic to describe situations with a lot of activity--a number of things going on at once with a sense of being overwhelmed. Think of the related synonym frenzied.

Usage Examples:

I don't think I could handle the frenetic environment on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (highly active, frenzied)

It was a busy day on Wall Street, where the frenetic trading of the morning set the pace for the day. (frenzied, frantic)

Her frenetic mornings include getting all six kids out of bed, dressed, fed, and to school on time. (frantic, chaotic)

Some people like the frenetic pace of an ad agency, others prefer more placid working environments. (frenzied, hurried)


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