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
Recent Examples on the Web As Tesla’s stock has rallied to records, options have been changing hands at a frenzied pace. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, "Tesla Poised for Dramatic Move After Earnings, Options Show," 28 Jan. 2020 All around him, dozens of teammates and team personnel scurried at a frenzied pace, a harried dance triggered by the stunning end of a Patriots season gone bad. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Tom Brady’s Last Pass Puts His Patriots Future in Doubt," 5 Jan. 2020 The outcome is the result of months of frenzied yet secretive negotiations that took place without Pelosi or Trump ever speaking directly, though the new trade rules could serve as top political accomplishments for both leaders. BostonGlobe.com, "House passes reworked North American trade deal in victory for Trump, Democrats - The Boston Globe," 20 Dec. 2019 The outcome is the result of months of frenzied yet secretive negotiations that took place without Pelosi or Trump ever speaking directly, though the new trade rules could serve as top political accomplishments for both leaders. Erica Werner, Washington Post, "House passes reworked North American trade deal in victory for Trump, Democrats," 19 Dec. 2019 The Aces fed off the momentum of a frenzied 6,175 announced gathering and carried the momentum into the second half by opening the third quarter on a 13-6 run. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cambage scores 28 to lead Aces to 92-75 win over Washington," 22 Sep. 2019 In the frenzied atmosphere of the state funeral and fear of war, past fissures within the ruling regime, however faint before, have now completely disappeared. Abbas Milani, The New York Review of Books, "The Minimal Value of Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ on Iran," 8 Jan. 2020 That didn’t stop venture capitalists from valuing companies like Uber at software-style multiples and enabling their frenzied growth with billions of dollars in financing. Alison Griswold, Quartz, "The top tech IPOs of 2019," 31 Dec. 2019 While construction continues at a frenzied pace elsewhere on the Tibetan plateau, the government already has stopped issuing mining and hydropower permits in this region. Washington Post, "China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau," 3 Dec. 2019

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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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10 Feb 2020

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“Frenzied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frenzied. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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frenzied

adjective
How to pronounce frenzied (audio)

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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