What does the word hectic mean?

Usage examples for hectic

  1. 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 by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. 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 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett