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 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, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Trump’s coronavirus vaccine is coming … in two weeks! And it will make you more patriotic.," 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, "These close-up photos of the sun could help us forecast space weather," 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, "Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out.," 18 Aug. 2019 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'seething.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of seething

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about seething

Time Traveler for seething

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for seething

Cite this Entry

“Seething.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seething. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on seething

What made you want to look up seething? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!