seeth·​ing ˈsē-ṯẖiŋ How to pronounce seething (audio)
: intensely hot : boiling
a seething inferno
: constantly moving or active : agitated

Examples of seething in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How unsettling to venture into this futuristic story only to end up back here in the seething realm of present-day America. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 25 July 2023 Wack brings a seething force to his portrayal of writer-activist Ned Weeks, who’s based on Kramer himself. Don Aucoin,, 30 June 2023 But the particulars are incidental to Douglass’s seething outrage at the indignities of American bondage. Globe Staff,, 14 June 2023 Suddenly, pirouetting like a member of the Bolshoi Ballet, Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon spun with the bubbly spilling out like a seething volcano, soaking my tape recorder in the sticky stuff. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2023 Gilbert’s expressionistic drawing style brings a seething edge to the story and its violent culmination. Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2023 The town of Bria tails off into a refugee camp that is a seething shantytown of one-room structures spread over the hills. Roger Cohen Mauricio Lima, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2022 Former prisoners and staffers told the Globe that race is a seething issue — a mostly white staff supervises a predominantly Black and Hispanic population., 14 Aug. 2021 Plain chords come up against seething textures; a melody surges in and floats away. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seething was in the 14th century

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“Seething.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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