frenzied

adjective
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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His tutelage sparked a loosening in her style, a shift from subdued study to spiky shapes in frenzied scribbles. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Irrepressible Emotion of Lee Krasner," 13 June 2019 Alexander’s girls spin in sweaty, frenzied laps, chasing each other and flying plastic bags behind them like parachutes. John Gastaldo, National Geographic, "Navigating the booming cost of urban life," 12 June 2019 The plant also sits in an Opportunity Zone, a federal tax break program that is spurring frenzied investment in real estate. Jennifer Larino, nola.com, "Market Street power plant has sat vacant for decades. Now there’s a renewed push to develop it.," 11 June 2019 This frenzied bunch is responsible for setting cryptocurrency prices each day. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "The rationalist’s case for buying bitcoin," 10 June 2019 Trump’s comments capped a frenzied two-week period during which the president threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico only to pull back amid warnings such a move would deeply harm the economy. Rachael Bade, The Seattle Times, "Trump: Administration giving ‘strong considerations’ to releasing detainees in ‘sanctuary cities’," 12 Apr. 2019 Photo: Tim Rue/Bloomberg News A big-name supplier is stepping back a bit from the frenzied aerospace manufacturing market. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Economy’s Growth Track; Retrenching Retailers; Tesla Goes Online," 1 Mar. 2019 Polls showed that public approval for the ACA peaked during the most frenzied days of the repeal push. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Some Democrats Want Medicare for All. Others Aren’t So Sure.," 4 Oct. 2018 The outcome remains uncertain despite a frenzied effort to pull in the final votes. Lisa Mascaro, chicagotribune.com, "Trump tweet complicates House GOP efforts to pass immigration legislation," 21 June 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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frenzied

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of frenzied

: very excited or upset

frenzied

adjective
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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