seethe

verb
\ ˈsēṯẖ How to pronounce seethe (audio) \
seethed; seething

Definition of seethe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to suffer violent internal excitement seethe with jealousy
2a : to be in a state of rapid agitated movement
b : to churn or foam as if boiling
3 archaic : boil

transitive verb

1 : to soak or saturate in a liquid
2 archaic : boil, stew

seethe

noun

Definition of seethe (Entry 2 of 2)

: a state of seething : ebullition

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Synonyms for seethe

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of seethe in a Sentence

Verb He seethed at his brother's success. We found ourselves in the middle of a seething crowd.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Meanwhile, Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter) continues to seethe with sibling rivalry, comforting herself with a string of cocktails and young lovers. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, "Review: Season 4 of 'The Crown' is a royal pain," 13 Nov. 2020 As racial tensions seethe across the Atlantic, the exhibition of the home starting Tuesday has taken on fresh relevance. Nicole Winfield And Gregorio Borgia, Detroit Free Press, "Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as race tensions in America rise," 21 Sep. 2020 As racial tensions seethe across the Atlantic, the exhibition of the home starting Tuesday has taken on fresh relevance. Nicole Winfield And Gregorio Borgia, Detroit Free Press, "Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as race tensions in America rise," 21 Sep. 2020 As racial tensions seethe across the Atlantic, the exhibition of the home starting Tuesday has taken on fresh relevance. Nicole Winfield And Gregorio Borgia, Detroit Free Press, "Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as race tensions in America rise," 21 Sep. 2020 As racial tensions seethe across the Atlantic, the exhibition of the home starting Tuesday has taken on fresh relevance. Nicole Winfield And Gregorio Borgia, Detroit Free Press, "Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as race tensions in America rise," 21 Sep. 2020 As racial tensions seethe across the Atlantic, the exhibition of the home starting Tuesday has taken on fresh relevance. Nicole Winfield And Gregorio Borgia, Detroit Free Press, "Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as race tensions in America rise," 21 Sep. 2020 As racial tensions seethe across the Atlantic, the exhibition of the home starting Tuesday has taken on fresh relevance. Nicole Winfield And Gregorio Borgia, Detroit Free Press, "Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as race tensions in America rise," 21 Sep. 2020 As racial tensions seethe across the Atlantic, the exhibition of the home starting Tuesday has taken on fresh relevance. Nicole Winfield And Gregorio Borgia, Detroit Free Press, "Rosa Parks' home displayed in Italy as race tensions in America rise," 21 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Dyche was left to seethe as Newcastle won the game. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "English Soccer’s Sound of Silence: Someone Falling Over," 25 Dec. 2020 Carson Daly’s enjoying watching Blake seethe a little bit over letting this guy go. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, "The Voice recap: The Top 17 sing live!," 1 Dec. 2020 Khloé’s sisters and mom rally around her — and seethe at Thompson in confessional interviews. Washington Post, "‘You’re doing amazing, sweetie’: 20 unforgettable moments from ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’," 18 Sep. 2020 Australia's seethes at proposal to move BHP Billiton listing. Bloomberg.com, "Your Evening Briefing," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of seethe

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

Noun

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seethe

Verb

Middle English sethen, from Old English sēothan; akin to Old High German siodan to seethe and probably to Old Lithuanian siausti (it) storms, rages

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“Seethe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seethe. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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seethe

verb

English Language Learners Definition of seethe

: to feel or show strong emotion (such as anger) even though you try to control it
: to be in a state of constant activity

seethe

verb
\ ˈsēt͟h How to pronounce seethe (audio) \
seethed; seething

Kids Definition of seethe

1 : to feel or show great excitement or emotion (as anger) The unjust criticism caused me to seethe.
2 : to move constantly and without order Flies seethed around garbage.

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