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adjective (VERY WORRIED/FRIGHTENED)    /ˈfræn.tɪk/ US  /-t̬ɪk/
C2 almost out of control because of extreme emotion , such as worry : Where on earth have you been? We've been frantic with worry .Anxious and worried
(Definition of frantic adjective (VERY WORRIED/FRIGHTENED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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