Definition of frenzied in US English:



  • Wildly excited or uncontrolled.

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