Definition of 'hectic'
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The hectic schedule can be irksome. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Interestingly, there is no mention of fathers in this hectic schedule. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Compared with the hectic schedule of recent weeks, today is quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2017)As a busy mum of four, life was hectic. The Sun (2017)The schedule has been hectic but you don't want to let it become an excuse and'you have to manage it. The Sun (2016)Wearside is set for another hectic summer. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We met up most days when my hectic schedule allowed. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)Pals blamed hectic work schedules for end of their relationship. The Sun (2009)Only three years of her hectic pace was needed to burn out. Christianity Today (2000)On a real raid things get more hectic. BomberWe also balanced out the hectic days with more leisurely moments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is a hectic student social scene. Times, Sunday Times (2010)New faces at home could make life hectic. The Sun (2009)Last night he blamed a hectic work schedule for the delay. The Sun (2015)Perfect with a cup of tea after a hectic day on track. The Sun (2012)My life is so hectic that home has to be a tranquil place. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He kept trying to arrange to meet up but we both have hectic working schedules. The Sun (2015)It is an extremely hectic period. Times, Sunday Times (2008)People are getting hectic and panicked. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And he's had a hectic summer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She embarked on a strict diet and exercise regime after her hectic schedule began to take its toll on her figure last year. The Sun (2009)The second half was a much more open affair and was decided in a hectic three-minute period. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But despite their hectic schedule, they still find time for sartorial matters. The Sun (2013)The champion may not agree but it spoke of a mind scrambled as a hectic summer of two meetings a day nears its end. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Pretty hectic when that happens. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That first 25 to 30 minutes is going to get pretty hectic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After 24 hours of hectic activity yesterday, the two sides appear to have played out another draw. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Used Occasionally. hectic is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'hectic'
British English: hectic ADJECTIVE
A hectic situation is one that is very busy and involves a lot of rushed activity.
Despite his hectic work schedule, he has rarely suffered poor health.
Definition of hectic from the Collins English Dictionary
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