fren·​zied | \ ˈfren-zēd How to pronounce frenzied (audio) \

Definition of frenzied

: feeling or showing great or abnormal excitement or emotional disturbance frenzied dancing

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Other Words from frenzied

frenziedly adverb

Examples of frenzied in a Sentence

The screams of the fans grew more frenzied as the concert progressed. the frenzied scene at the mall in the final week before Christmas

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All this upheaval distracted me from what was unfolding: Joe’s frenzied preoccupation with every aspect of my life. Crystal Ponti, Harper's BAZAAR, "What It's Actually Like To Be Stalked by Joe," 12 Feb. 2019 Back in 2017, designers Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson launched a global, virtual swap meet on Black Friday to combat the holiday’s message of frenzied, more-is-more consumerism. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Did Marie Kondo Inspire You to Clean Out Your Closet This Weekend? Here Are the 5 Best Ways to Do It," 18 Jan. 2019 Finally, Bryan connected with a Knee-Plus to Batista and put him in the Yes! Lock until Batista submitted, setting off a frenzied celebration at the Superdome and across the WWE Universe. Gene Guillot,, "Best New Orleans wrestling matches: Daniel Bryan (2014) and fans deliver magic," 31 Mar. 2018 The team’s extraction occurred over a three day period as the country’s annual monsoons flooded the cave, prompting a massive and frenzied search and rescue operation. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Thai soccer team boys rescued from cave reportedly recreate experience, navigate through fake tunnel," 6 Sep. 2018 The festival reaches its mid-week peak with the Kitchen Party, a deliciously frenzied evening when all of the chefs (and their teams) occupy a station of Badrutt's Palace's main kitchen to create samples of a signature dish. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "What to Do in St. Moritz During January," 7 Jan. 2019 Don Cheadle stars in this frenzied and hyper-stylized series about the first modern stock market crash, which saw markets dive across the globe. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: Black Monday, Narcos: Mexico, Destroyer, and more," 20 Oct. 2018 Continuing a frenzied final period, Carrick drove hard to the net and turned on the red light 5:25 into the final frame, putting the Gulls ahead 3-2. Justin Lafferty,, "Gulls know the way to beating San Jose at home, again," 6 Jan. 2018 And here’s a Bird’s-eye view of the frenzied growth of the controversial e-scooter player Bird — which might be the fastest-growing company ever — including data that confirms the seductive math behind the Bird business. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Facebook wants you to buy — and watch — HBO on Facebook," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of frenzied

1651, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of frenzied was in 1651

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English Language Learners Definition of frenzied

: very excited or upset


fren·​zied | \ ˈfren-zēd\

Kids Definition of frenzied

: very excited and upset One day he heard frenzied horn-honking and screaming.— Jerry Spinelli, Maniac Magee

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