As the tempest-driven clouds are franticly hurrying to and fro, how serene the summits in the sky!
I planned the whole scene with an earnest heart and franticly set my soul on this project.
mid-14c., "insane," unexplained variant of Middle English frentik (see frenetic). Transferred meaning "affected by wild excitement" is from late 15c. Of the adverbial forms, frantically (1749) is later than franticly (1540s).