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

Definition of frenzied

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

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 That tournament run was best known for the riveting second-round win over Oregon witnessed by a frenzied crowd at the Bradley Center. Christopher Kuhagen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Mar. 2022 In their only previous meeting this season, Providence clinched the Big East regular-season crown with a 72-51 blowout of Creighton before a frenzied home crowd on Feb. 26. Mike Fitzpatrick, ajc, 12 Mar. 2022 The frenzied pace of Amazon’s supply chain expansion has fueled speculation that the company could be on the verge of launching a delivery business to compete with the likes of UPS, FedEx, and DHL. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 15 Feb. 2022 Eddie Rosario became the latest Atlanta hero with a walk-off single, leading Atlanta to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of a frenzied crowd of 41,873 at Truist Field. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2021 Fury climbed onto the ropes in weary celebration before a frenzied crowd of 15,820 at T-Mobile Arena on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip., 10 Oct. 2021 To the jubilation of buzzed and buzzing fans, Americans Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger celebrated their win, and the growing U.S. lead, by tossing beers into a frenzied crowd. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 25 Sep. 2021 Those in the thick of the region’s frenzied housing market say the barrier to entry has only gotten higher since the coronavirus upended daily life. Lauren Hepler, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Apr. 2022 That was likely because of the frenzied activity in 2020, limited inventory and high prices, Gilliland said. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of frenzied

1647, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frenzied

frenzy entry 1 + -ed entry 1

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The first known use of frenzied was in 1647

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27 Apr 2022

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“Frenzied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for frenzied


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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