Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A fever connected with some organic disease, as consumption.

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Usage examples "hectic":

  1. Followed three feverish days and nights; then as they sat in pajamas in Stout's apartment, Wade said: " I don't imagine there is anything more to see or do in this hectic city of yours, and I am free to say I don't like it; I think I'll move on." - "Hidden Gold", Wilder Anthony.
  2. During the next hour Ted himself was too busy to appreciate the hectic rush of events that he had set moving, or realize the feverish energy with which the Fernalds and their employees worked to avert a tragedy which, but for his warning, might have been a very terrible one. - "Ted and the Telephone", Sara Ware Bassett.
  3. That 'going out' of the hectic, struck me very much ... - "The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846", Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett.