Definition of frenzied in US English:



  • Wildly excited or uncontrolled.

    ‘a frenzied attack’
    • ‘A major inquiry is to be launched into how a psychiatric patient killed a grandfather in a frenzied attack.’
    • ‘We took our seats and tried to make sense of the frenzied activity and furious number calling all around us.’
    • ‘The tribesmen were all bunched together in clumps, and they too seemed frenzied with excitement.’
    • ‘As they questioned the Algerian fugitive, another man who was in the flat launched a frenzied attack with a kitchen knife.’
    • ‘It's a frantic, frenzied melee, something I imagine a planet collapsing in on itself might sound like.’
    • ‘It was only the start of a day of frenzied police activity across London.’
    • ‘On Monday, after a frenzied period of work, a third of the speed restrictions will be lifted as quickly as they were put in place.’
    • ‘The frenzied stage show is more manic than a Hollywood depiction of a psychiatric ward.’
    • ‘As we go to press, media interest in him is little short of frenzied.’
    • ‘This level of formal, constricted thought is liable to get more relaxed people whipped up into a frenzied rage.’
    • ‘In false military dress, Garlin had the crowd frenzied with a great performance.’
    • ‘But in the frenzied world of speed dating it's all you've got before crunch time.’
    • ‘Gail was becoming frenzied and was attacking randomly in the hope that he would get lucky.’
    • ‘The songs are frequently manic and frenzied but just before you burn out they slow down and become melodious.’
    • ‘Let me stop here, before this devolves into another frenzied and unfounded rant.’
    • ‘Thus they began to reap the rewards of a year of desperate, frenzied activity.’
    • ‘When not on campaign, he fluctuated between frenzied activity and languid repose.’
    • ‘But in those who have seen it, Pop Idol seems to have aroused a frenzied passion.’
    • ‘The greyhound, which appeared as Jessie in the hit film, was badly injured in a frenzied attack by a pit bull terrier.’
    • ‘Clubs and tournaments are springing up everywhere, but nowhere is the activity more frenzied than on the internet.’
    frantic, wild, frenetic, hectic, fraught, feverish, fevered, mad, crazed, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, furious, fast and furious, turbulent, tumultuous, confused, confusing
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