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frenzy Line breaks: frenzy
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛnzi/

Definition of frenzy in English:

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.
wild excitement, euphoria, elation, ecstasy
informal craziness
rare deliration
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'.

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