fren·​zied | \ˈfren-zēd \

Definition of frenzied 

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

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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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The effect of the film is one of intimacy (those diaries!) combined with a sort of frenzied look at fame in the 1970s. Jenna Marotta, Vogue, "In Love, Gilda A Comedy Legend Finally Gets Her Due," 20 Sep. 2018 Since then, it's been a frenzied few months of red-carpet events, wedding planning, and bachelor and bachelorette parties. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Wedding: Everything We Know So Far," 16 Nov. 2018 Last week, all the intangibles favored WSU over Oregon (the Ducks were coming off a huge game, the Cougars had extra rest and a frenzied home crowd). Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "No. 14 WSU football at No. 24 Stanford: What to watch for — and a prediction," 26 Oct. 2018 But the tweet ignited frenzied speculation on social media that James intended to join the Lakers. Nathan Fenno,, "LeBron James dropped hints for a year that he would join Lakers," 3 July 2018 With sizzling heat outside and a frenzied sellout crowd inside, T-Mobile Arena's ice melted into an inconsistent playing surface for the Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals in the series opener. Greg Beacham,, "Ice melting to slush in Vegas heat at Stanley Cup Final," 30 May 2018 Old and frail, the then-84-year-old Paterno is introduced coaching from the press box, as a frenzied crowd celebrates his record-breaking 409th career win. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Paterno' takes poor angle in tackling Penn St. abuse scandal," 5 Apr. 2018 After each frenzied remark, clapping and hollering tore through the room. Gavin Grimm, Teen Vogue, "Gavin Grimm on Turning His Fight Into a Conversation for All Transgender Youth," 27 Aug. 2018 Several times a week, nearly 900 hundred car dealers descend on the rural village of Carleton, about 40 miles southwest of Detroit, to join a frenzied stock market of sorts for nearly 3,000 used cars. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's used-car stock market: What most buyers don't know," 1 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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