Definition of frenzy in English:

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frenzy

Pronunciation: /ˈfrenzē/

noun (plural frenzies)

[usually in singular]
A state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior: 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.
Synonyms
hysteria, madness, mania, delirium, feverishness, fever, wildness, agitation, turmoil, tumult;
wild excitement, euphoria, elation, ecstasy
fit, paroxysm, spasm, bout

Origin

Middle English: from Old French frenesie, from medieval Latin phrenesia, from Latin phrenesis, from Greek phrēn 'mind'.

Words that rhyme with frenzy

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Syllabification: fren·zy

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