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1       adj   If you are frantic, you are behaving in a wild and uncontrolled way because you are frightened or worried.  
A bird had been locked in and was by now quite frantic.     
  frantically      adv   ADV with v  
She clutched frantically at Emily's arm.     
2       adj   If an activity is frantic, things are done quickly and in an energetic but disorganized way, because there is very little time.  
A busy night in the restaurant can be frantic in the kitchen.     
  frantically      adv   ADV with v  
We have been frantically trying to save her life.     
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at one's wits' end, at the end of one's tether, berserk, beside oneself, desperate, distracted, distraught, fraught     (informal)   frenetic, frenzied, furious, hectic, mad, overwrought, raging, raving, uptight     (informal)   wild  
   calm, collected, composed, cool, laid-back, poised, self-possessed, together     (slang)   unfazed     (informal)   unruffled  

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