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 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 Spiritual Pisces, the best way to let go is to create and execute a private anti-seething ritual. Holiday Mathis, Arkansas Online, 20 May 2021 Prominent Republicans — from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw — have latched onto their own state's deadly power outages to take aim at renewable energy, igniting a seething debate over energy policy. Mark Olalde, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2021 There are, of course, seething, murderous, anti-American liberals out there who will claim that President Trump’s vaccine — coming two weeks from now! — cannot be trusted. Rex Huppke,, 18 Sep. 2020 The sun may seem like an unvarying yellow orb from afar, but a zoomed in view reveals a seething mass of swirling currents and rising blobs—more boiling water balloon than shining bauble. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, 31 Jan. 2020 If not, they would be tossed out of the safe house, left to the seething violence of Reynosa. Azam Ahmed, New York Times, 18 Aug. 2019 Grbac recounted last week about his seething post-game speech. Phillip Morris, cleveland, 19 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of seething

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Seething.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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