seething

adjective
seeth·​ing | \ ˈsē-ṯẖiŋ How to pronounce seething (audio) \

Definition of seething

1 : intensely hot : boiling a seething inferno
2 : constantly moving or active : agitated

Examples of seething in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grbac recounted last week about his seething post-game speech. Phillip Morris, cleveland, "Retired NFL quarterback Elvis Grbac coaches high school boys while helping men embrace their faith," 19 Jan. 2020 With long stringy hair and extra-large John Lennon glasses, James Lort is four years sober and seething with macho resentments. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Honey Boy’ is the ultimate vanity project. It’s also brilliant," 22 Nov. 2019 But Gard was seething and given the opportunity to vent his frustration, exploded in the Kohl Center media room. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW coach Greg Gard lashes out at the NCAA after it denies the final appeal of UW transfer Michael Potter," 21 Nov. 2019 The seething mass of 15.35 million people straddling the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers boasted 2.58 million surveillance cameras in 2019, according to an analysis published in August by the tech-research website Comparitech. Charlie Campbell, Time, "'The Entire System Is Designed to Suppress Us.' What the Chinese Surveillance State Means for the Rest of the World," 21 Nov. 2019 Trump embodies the breakdown of ideological and institutional defense mechanisms and the exposure of a seething political id. Doug Henwood, Harper's magazine, "To Serve Is to Rule," 28 Oct. 2019 Griffin is viewed as either a cautionary tale or a heroine in our seething times. Jeffrey Fleishman, chicagotribune.com, "Kathy Griffin made $75 million making people laugh. But the phone’s not ringing," 22 July 2019 Griffin is viewed as either a cautionary tale or a heroine in our seething times. Jeffrey Fleishman, chicagotribune.com, "Kathy Griffin made $75 million making people laugh. But the phone’s not ringing," 22 July 2019 Travel has its own stresses (my frantic rush to California was my own weak defense), which can grow into a seething ball of frustration. Los Angeles Times, "Escapes: This car-free Maine island is a Wyeth painting come to life," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of seething

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Jan 2020

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“Seething.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seething. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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