noun (plural frenzies)[usually in singular]
A state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behaviour: Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage
More example sentences
- And in a wild frenzy, Jones also tried to bite other people as police struggled to arrest him.
- Then suddenly there was a frenzy of excitement in one corner of the square.
- The sea always reminds me of a slumbering monster, waiting for a storm to whip it into a wild frenzy.
hysteria, madness, mania, insanity, derangement, dementedness, delirium, feverishness, fever, wildness, distraction, agitation, turmoil, tumult;
wild excitement, euphoria, elation, ecstasy
fit, seizure, paroxysm, spasm, bout, outburst;
ferment, fever, storm
Middle English: from Old French frenesie, from medieval Latin phrenesia, from Latin phrenesis, from Greek phrēn 'mind'.
Words that rhyme with frenzyMackenzie
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