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"Frantic" is the wrong word (definition below). The connotation is firmly negative. I think it is safe to say on behalf of everyone on this board that if you feel actions are frantic, look within and question why that is. Speaking for myself, if I feel like I'm anything but calm when acting then I do not take the action. I question why that feeling is coming up for me and answer that before taking another step.


fran·tic /'fran(t)ik/
adjective
wild or distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion.

"she was frantic with worry"

Similar:
panic-stricken
panic-struck
panicky
beside oneself
at one's wits' end
berserk
distraught
overwrought
worked up
agitated
distressed
frenzied
wild
frenetic
fraught
fevered
feverish
hysterical
mad
crazed
out of control
uncontrolled
unhinged
out of one's mind
maniacal
demented
desperate
in a state
in a tizzy/tizz
wound up
het up
in a flap
in a cold sweat
tearing one's hair out
having kittens
in a flat spin
swivel-eyed

Opposite:
calm
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