frenzied

[fren-zeed]
adjective
1.
wildly excited or enthusiastic: frenzied applause.
2.
violently agitated; frantic; wild: a frenzied mob.
Also, phrensied.


Origin:
1790–1800; frenzy + -ed3

frenziedly, adverb
unfrenzied, adjective
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frenzy

[fren-zee]
noun, plural frenzies.
1.
extreme mental agitation; wild excitement or derangement.
2.
a fit or spell of violent mental excitement; a paroxysm characteristic of or resulting from a mania: He is subject to these frenzies several times a year.
verb (used with object), frenzied, frenzying.
3.
to drive to frenzy; make frantic: She was frenzied by fear when she smelled the smoke.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English frenesie < Old French < Late Latin phrenēsis < Late Greek, for Greek phrenîtis; see phrenitis

frenzily, adverb


2. madness, insanity, lunacy, aberration; rage, fury, raving.


1. calm. 2. sanity.
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frenzied (ˈfrɛnzɪd)
 
adj
filled with or as if with frenzy; wild; frantic
 
frenziedly
 
adv

frenzy (ˈfrɛnzɪ)
 
n , pl -zies
1.  violent mental derangement
2.  wild excitement or agitation; distraction
3.  a bout of wild or agitated activity: a frenzy of preparations
 
vb , -zies, -zies, -zying, -zied
4.  (tr) to make frantic; drive into a frenzy
 
[C14: from Old French frenesie, from Late Latin phrēnēsis madness, delirium, from Late Greek, ultimately from Greek phrēn mind; compare frenetic]

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frenzy
mid-14c., from O.Fr. frenesie, from M.L. phrenesia, from phrenesis, back formation from L. phreneticus "delirious" (see frenetic). Related: Frenzied.
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Example sentences
What saves me is the side of me that is suppressed during the frenzied social
  activity of the semester.
The nominee's career has been marked by frenzied networking and few publicly
  expressed opinions.
Expect entertainingly brusque service, bright lights, and a frenzied atmosphere.
Though frenzied seabed mapping clarifies the geology, economic incentives cloud
  the discussion.
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