phrenetically

phrenetic

[fri-net-ik]
adjective Also, phrenetical.
2.
filled with extreme excitement; fanatic; frenzied.
noun
3.
a phrenetic person.

Origin:
1325–75; < Latin phrenēticus < Late Greek phrenētikós, Greek phrenītikós frenzied (see phrenitis, -ic); replacing Middle English frenetike < Anglo-French < Latin as above; cf. frenetic

phrenetically, adverb
phreneticness, noun
nonphrenetic, adjective
nonphrenetically, adverb
semiphrenetic, adjective
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phrenetic (frɪˈnɛtɪk)
 
adj
an obsolete spelling of frenetic
 
phre'netically
 
adv
 
phre'neticness
 
n

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phrenetic
late 14c., from O.Fr. frenetike, from L. phreneticus, from Gk. phrenetikos "mad, delirious, frantic," from phren (gen. phrenos) "diaphragm, heart, mind," of unknown origin. A doublet of frantic.
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phrenetic phre·net·ic (frə-nět'ĭk)
adj.
Variant of frenetic.

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