frenzied

adjective fren·zied \ ˈfren-zēd \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of frenzied

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

frenziedly

adverb

Examples of frenzied in a Sentence

  1. The screams of the fans grew more frenzied as the concert progressed.

  2. the frenzied scene at the mall in the final week before Christmas

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First Known Use of frenzied

1651


FRENZIED Defined for English Language Learners

frenzied

adjective

Definition of frenzied for English Language Learners

  • : very excited or upset


FRENZIED Defined for Kids

frenzied

adjective fren·zied \ ˈfren-zēd \

Definition of frenzied for Students

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


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