seethe


1seethe

verb \ˈth\

: to feel or show strong emotion (such as anger) even though you try to control it

: to be in a state of constant activity

seethedseeth·ing

Full Definition of SEETHE

transitive verb
1
archaic :  boil, stew
2
:  to soak or saturate in a liquid
intransitive verb
1
archaic :  boil
2
a :  to be in a state of rapid agitated movement
b :  to churn or foam as if boiling
3
:  to suffer violent internal excitement <seethe with jealousy>

Examples of SEETHE

  1. He seethed at his brother's success.
  2. We found ourselves in the middle of a seething crowd.

Origin 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

Related to SEETHE

Synonyms
boil, churn, moil, roil

Rhymes with SEETHE

2seethe

noun

Definition of SEETHE

:  a state of seething :  ebullition

First Known Use of SEETHE

1816

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