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hectic

adjective
 
 
/ˈhektɪk/
extremely busy: Business has been hectic recently. a hectic day/week/month She wants to get away from the hectic pace of New York. Oil prices jumped over $1 a barrel, pushing up to $69 during hectic trading. a hectic schedule/lifestyle hectic growth/expansion/activity
Translations of “hectic”
in Korean 바쁜…
in Arabic مَحْموم…
in French trépidant…
in Turkish telaşlı, heyecanlı, son derece yoğun…
in Italian frenetico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繁忙的,忙碌的…
in Russian сумасшедший, суматошный…
in Polish gorączkowy…
in Spanish febril, frenético…
in Portuguese frenético…
in German hektisch…
in Catalan agitat, intens…
in Japanese とても忙しい, てんやわんやの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 繁忙的,忙碌的…
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