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frenzy

noun fren·zy \ ˈfren-zē \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of frenzy

plural frenzies
1 a :a temporary madness
  • in a rage amounting to a frenzy
b :a violent mental or emotional agitation
  • … almost weeping in a frenzy of anxiety …
  • —Colleen McCullough
2 :intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity
  • a shopping frenzy
  • … the mob chanted itself into a frenzy
  • —C. Carr

Examples of frenzy in a Sentence

  1. the buying frenzy just before Christmas

  2. in its frenzy to flee the danger, the crowd became uncontrollable, and a number of people were trampled to death

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Origin and Etymology of frenzy

Middle English frenesie, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin phrenesia, alteration of Latin phrenesis, from phreneticus


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frenzy

verb

Definition of frenzy

frenzied; frenzying
transitive verb
:to affect with frenzy

Examples of frenzy in a Sentence

  1. local football fans who were frenzied by the fact that their team was going to the Super Bowl

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Origin and Etymology of frenzy


FRENZY Defined for English Language Learners

frenzy

noun

Definition of frenzy for English Language Learners

  • : great and often wild or uncontrolled activity


FRENZY Defined for Kids

frenzy

noun fren·zy \ ˈfren-zē \

Definition of frenzy for Students

plural frenzies
:great and often wild or disorderly activity

Medical Dictionary

frenzy

noun fren·zy \ ˈfren-zē \

medical Definition of frenzy

plural frenzies
1 a :a temporary madness
b :a violent mental or emotional agitation
2 :intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity

frenzied

play \-zēd\ adjective


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