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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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 Frances McDormand's fierce portrayal of grieving Mildred fuels this seething drama about small-town dynamics. Chris Ball, cleveland.com, "Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 16 Mar. 2018 But to our seething narrators — the brothersisters — this sunlit life is a shadow show, a childish masquerade. David Wright, The Seattle Times, "‘Freshwater’: a bewitching tale of gods and a girl coming of age," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of seething

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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