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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While frenzied sharks tears apart the dead swordfish like cotton candy, the giant grouper sneaks up on them, also hungry. Brett Clarkson,, "Incredible video from ocean floor shows a shark being eaten whole by a bigger fish," 10 July 2019 But in a frenzied fight for a piece of the highly profitable pickup segment, and with Ford's F-Series secure as the top seller, General Motors' Chevrolet Silverado and Fiat-Chrysler's Ram are jockeying for the No. 2 slot. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Ram and Silverado truck battle could mean deep discounts for consumers," 2 July 2019 To meet the demand, Whalen began snatching up cheap properties at a frenzied pace. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Renters lived 'horrible.' Their landlord lived large. The government helped him do it.," 26 June 2019 The rally has been frenzied, but there are still tasty morsels left on the table. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Global Meat Companies Feast on China’s Pig Problems," 3 May 2019 James didn't attend the show in Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport amid frenzied speculation about his future. Beth Harris,, "Houston's James Harden wins NBA MVP over LeBron James and Anthony Davis," 25 June 2018 The press conference marked the end to a frenzied content war. Max Marshall,, "Mining the Miracle," 26 June 2019 But if Abouhalima was out there, the frenzied Nosair could not pick him out among the raft of taxis. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "The Supreme Court Was Right to Uphold the Dual-Sovereignty Doctrine," 19 June 2019 And while that makes must-sees like Kyoto and Tokyo easily accessible on a short trip, Alford says, the country’s smaller, rural villages are an excellent contrast to the frenzied big cities. David Ferry,, "5 places the world’s youngest globe-trotter can’t wait to revisit," 14 June 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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