from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being frantic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being frantic; distraction; frenzy.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

frantic +‎ -ness


  • One thing I forgot to mention is that Shawn has been having migraines on and off for several days again (knock on wood, she seems to be recovering), but so a lot of my franticness has been aggrivated by the fact that my partner has been pretty much down for the count.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • This was the only movie that dealt with the subject of millennium, and here we're going from one millennium to the next, and it's the only movie out there, and it's you know, and I thought it was great because there is such a kind of franticness around the world among so many people about the subject on what is going to happen on ...

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2003

  • "The Oxford English Dictionary, the Pedant's Bible, gives" franticness "as" The state or condition of being frantic ", so we don't have to see 'frenzy' as the noun and 'frantic' as the adjective, despite their common etymology, especially because we also have 'frenzical'.

    Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United - as it happened

  • Once we ended up with a reasonable goal and got people centered around it, instead of this franticness about doing something impossible tomorrow, it ended up working out.

    Autodesk's Bass On Speaking Up To Carol Bartz

  • Instead, with a kind of franticness his thoughts would skip from one to another.


  • He slows the franticness of his touches then stills them completely at her lack of response.

    Post Pomp (11/22)

  • We gave him (her?) the traditional, "Gucci, gucci, you were a good fish" toilet farewell, and his/her death added to my general franticness about finding the Mall.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • She had just stepped under the water when she heard Walter begin to bark with a franticness that could only mean one thing.

    Last Night at Chateau Marmont

  • The story line is fast-paced keeping the sense of desperate franticness that the heroes face while their people are being butchered.

    Tuck-Stephen Lawhead « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • I started to wonder if I had possibly translated it and then forgotten to save the file in the franticness of the weekend.

    2009 April « Musings from an overworked translator


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