Simple Definition of seethe
: to feel or show strong emotion (such as anger) even though you try to control it
: to be in a state of constant activity
Examples of seethe in a sentence
He seethed at his brother's success.
We found ourselves in the middle of a seething crowd.
Origin and Etymology of seethe
Middle English sethen, from Old English sēothan; akin to Old High German siodan to seethe and probably to Old Lithuanian siausti (it) storms, rages
First Known Use: before 12th century
SEETHE Defined for Kids
Definition of seethe for Students
1 : to feel or show great excitement or emotion (as anger) <The unjust criticism caused me to seethe.>
2 : to move constantly and without order <Flies seethed around garbage.>
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