fren·zied | \ˈfren-zēd \

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for frenzied


delirious, ferocious, feverish, fierce, frantic, frenetic, furious, mad, rabid, violent, wild



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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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Think of the game: Two division champs, each likely to be very good in 2018, exporting the game to a place sure to draw 100,000 for it, in what was likely to be a frenzied atmosphere. Peter King,, "Monday Morning Mock Draft: Darts, Deals & Wild Guesses," 23 Apr. 2018 Goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane had the Premier League leaders reeling in a frenzied atmosphere. Afp,, "Klopp hails 'brilliant' Liverpool first half, wanted 'more football' in second," 4 Apr. 2018 The South by Southwest festival is normally a celebration of technology and a frenzied search for the hottest new startup. Lizette Chapman,, "South by Southwest Festival Goes From Tech Back-Slapping to Brooding Introspection," 9 Mar. 2018 Hansen came to the remote island and started the Goat Island Lodge to escape the frenzied life in the city, the ABC reported. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Pippa the dog was famous for chasing a crocodile. That didn't work out this time," 7 June 2018 Rogers’s apparent lack of embarrassment and shame about feelings was part of what separated Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from the frenzied, skin-deep moralism of most children’s programming at the time. Heather Havrilesky, The Cut, "Why Did We Ever Leave Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?," 31 May 2018 If even one streaming service such as Amazon Prime or YouTube Red decided to jump into the fray, the bidding could be frenzied. Andy Staples,, "Why WWE's Network TV Deal Could Signal a Way Forward for College Football," 24 May 2018 After a frenzied first few days of free agency, where there were over a $1 billion in contract agreed to, there is some clarity going into the summer as teams shed salary and attempt to boost their chances to dethrone the Golden State Warriors. Scooby Axson,, "NBA Free Agency Rumors: Spurs Set Price For Kawhi Leonard," 2 July 2018 During his 28 hours there, Trump had disparaged longtime NATO allies, cast doubt on his commitment to the mutual-defense organization and sent the 29-member pact into a frenzied emergency session. Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, Fox News, "Trump brings his chaotic road show to Britain," 13 July 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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