Word of the Day: Frantic

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Frantic is an adjective that means desperate or frenzied. The adverb is frantically.

They culminated a weekend of frantic around-the-clock negotiations, as Wall Street bankers huddled in meetings at the behest of Bush administration officials to try to avoid a downward spiral in the markets stemming from a crisis of confidence. (NY Times)

The broader point is that frantic price-lowering will likely continue as long as the economy remains weak and business travel continues to contract. (The Economist)

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2 thoughts on “Word of the Day: Frantic”

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  2. This is similar to another of my favorite words: frenetic. Fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way: “a frenetic pace of activity”.

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