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

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Getty Images However, Harry's travel plans to appear at the launch of the Invictus Games next week are definitely throwing a wrench in all of our frenzied Baby Sussex predictions. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Why Prince Harry Is Traveling to the Netherlands Close to Meghan's Due Date," 1 May 2019 Courtesy of Waymo March 18 changed everything—and nothing—in the frenzied and nascent world of autonomous vehicles. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "What Happens When a Self-driving Car Is at Fault?," 25 Apr. 2018 Despite Robbie’s problematic actions in the film, Cole’s character remains boyishly infatuated and allows his life to be transformed entirely by the frenzied blonde who loves to drive her getaway cars with baby blue leather gloves on. Isiah Magsino, Vogue, "Margot Robbie Brings Femme Fatale to the Screen in Dreamland," 2 May 2019 All this upheaval distracted me from what was unfolding: Joe’s frenzied preoccupation with every aspect of my life. Crystal Ponti, Harper's BAZAAR, "What It's Actually Like To Be Stalked by Joe," 12 Feb. 2019 Back in 2017, designers Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson launched a global, virtual swap meet on Black Friday to combat the holiday’s message of frenzied, more-is-more consumerism. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Did Marie Kondo Inspire You to Clean Out Your Closet This Weekend? Here Are the 5 Best Ways to Do It," 18 Jan. 2019 Finally, Bryan connected with a Knee-Plus to Batista and put him in the Yes! Lock until Batista submitted, setting off a frenzied celebration at the Superdome and across the WWE Universe. Gene Guillot,, "Best New Orleans wrestling matches: Daniel Bryan (2014) and fans deliver magic," 31 Mar. 2018 The team’s extraction occurred over a three day period as the country’s annual monsoons flooded the cave, prompting a massive and frenzied search and rescue operation. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Thai soccer team boys rescued from cave reportedly recreate experience, navigate through fake tunnel," 6 Sep. 2018 The festival reaches its mid-week peak with the Kitchen Party, a deliciously frenzied evening when all of the chefs (and their teams) occupy a station of Badrutt's Palace's main kitchen to create samples of a signature dish. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "What to Do in St. Moritz During January," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of frenzied

1651, in the meaning defined above

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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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