frenetic frenetic  /frə ˈnɛ tɪk/


  • (adj) excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion



  1. The solo on "Let's Go Crazy" is a frequently cited example of his frenetic style, but covers of "Just My Imagination" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" prove he can also play under control.
  2. The frenetic growth of online brokerages in 1999 owes a lot to a market that doesn't know when to quit, of course.
  3. It is rush hour in So Paulo, and I am riding pillion through the frenetic streets of downtown.


  1. Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff: Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    When Amanda Nunes and Sheila Gaff face off at UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung in Brazil, fans can almost be assured of frenetic violence. The card's title fight between Jose Aldo and Chan Sung-Jung will be on the forefront of most fans' minds for good reason. That said, the only female fight on the card is an early darkhorse for Knockout of the Night or Fight of the Night. Nunes and Gaff may well end up ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Outside the Box: Japan becoming the land of the setting sun

    The frenetic activity of the government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has prompted optimism that Japan can reverse its economic drift. But the activity around ‘Abenomics’ shouldn’t be mistaken for achievement, writes Satyajit Das.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. Brumbies upset British and Irish Lions 14-12

    CANBERRA (Reuters) - The ACT Brumbies defended superbly under huge pressure to upset the British and Irish Lions 14-12 in Canberra on Tuesday and end the tourists' unbeaten run on their Australian tour. Centre Tevita Kuridrani scored the match's sole try in the first half and Jesse Mogg slotted three penalties for the hosts who held on grimly in a frenetic finish to delight more than 21,000 fans ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The game was too open, we could not find the killer final pass and the match became very frenetic," Benitez said. "It is becoming difficult at home, where we do not have as much space to play because teams defend deep. In away matches it is...
    on Dec 13, 2008 By: Rafael Benitez Source: Daily Telegraph

  2. "It was a massive win," said Ferguson. "I said beforehand the games between the top sides would be significant and this is definitely one. It was very frenetic, a typical Liverpool-Man United game but I certainly don't regard it as a...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Irish Times

  3. "I have a hard time believing he, all of a sudden, had a relapse and had gone back to drinking and this had happened," Murphy said. "Based on what I had seen from him every day, he had become frenetic about getting back to the league. I had...
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Calvin Murphy Source:

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