seething

adjective
seeth·​ing | \ˈsē-ṯẖiŋ \

Definition of seething 

1 : intensely hot : boiling a seething inferno

2 : constantly moving or active : agitated

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Combined with its repressive policies in Tibet, the Chinese Communist Party has engendered a seething hatred from the country’s minorities. Michael Auslin, WSJ, "Backlash Builds Against Beijing," 30 Oct. 2018 Based on Michael Lewis’s book of the same name (and winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar), The Big Short is a seething comedy with an unhappy ending that tracks some of the figures who saw the crisis coming and bet against it. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "5 movies that explain what caused the financial crisis, and what happened after," 14 Sep. 2018 No, the left has a nasty seething hatred of President Trump, there's no doubt about it. Fox News, "Gorka: Instead of learning from 2016, the press doubled down," 6 Apr. 2018 America in 2018 is a hotbed of seething ignorance, and proud, angry stupidity. Kathleen Megan, courant.com, "Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. Tells University Of Hartford Graduates To Find The Truth," 20 May 2018 But unlike as in, say, Dickens, most of the characters are less memorable than the seething backdrop; the people in Wolfe’s fiction, unlike in his journalism, tend to evaporate from memory even as the big setpieces around them remain indelible. Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s Jerusalem Horror Show," 16 May 2018 Via Carota doesn’t take reservations, but even on a seething Saturday night, with a line stretching out the door, a prime table had been conjured for her instantly. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "‘Sweetbitter’ Is a Coming-of-Age Story, With Wine Pairings," 24 Apr. 2018 The street was suddenly a seething mass of humanity, chattering in excitement. Penny Junor, Vanities, "How Camilla Won Over the Queen and Became the Duchess of Cornwall," 28 Mar. 2018 Now Andrews is the director of the Global Volcanism Program at the National Museum of Natural History in the District — far from the seething activity of the Cascades. Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, "‘100 times less terrifying’: How a volcano scientist makes eruptions indoors," 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of seething

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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