noun (plural frenzies)[usually in singular]
- A state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behaviour: Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rageMore example sentences
hysteria, madness, mania, insanity, derangement, dementedness, delirium, feverishness, fever, wildness, distraction, agitation, turmoil, tumult; wild excitement, euphoria, elation, ecstasy• informal craziness• rare delirationseizure, paroxysm, spasm, bout, outburst; ferment, fever, storm
- 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.
Middle English: from Old French frenesie, from medieval Latin phrenesia, from Latin phrenesis, from Greek phrēn 'mind'.