adjective Date: 1651 feeling or showing great or abnormal excitement or emotional disturbance <
had a frenzied look in his eye
frenziedly adverb

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  • frenzied — (adj.) 1796; see FRENZY (Cf. frenzy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • frenzied — *furious, frantic, wild, frenetic, delirious, rabid Analogous words: demented, deranged, *insane, crazed, mad: distracted, bewildered (see PUZZLE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • frenzied — [adj] uncontrolled agitated, berserk, convulsive, corybantic, delirious, distracted, distraught, excited, feverish, frantic, frenetic, furious, hysterical, mad, maniacal, nuts*, rabid, wild; concepts 542,544 Ant. calm, controlled …   New thesaurus

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  • frenzied — fren|zied [ˈfrenzid] adj frenzied activity is fast and uncontrolled, usually because it is done by someone feeling very anxious or excited ▪ A woman was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack on her home tonight. ▪ frenzied efforts to find a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frenzied — [[t]fre̱nzid[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Frenzied activities or actions are wild, excited, and uncontrolled. ...the frenzied activity of the general election... The man was stabbed to death in a frenzied attack. Syn: frantic …   English dictionary

  • frenzied — frenziedly, adv. /fren zeed/, adj. 1. wildly excited or enthusiastic: frenzied applause. 2. violently agitated; frantic; wild: a frenzied mob. Also, phrensied. [1790 1800; FRENZY + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • frenzied — adjective frenzied activity is done with a lot of anxiety or excitement and not much organization or control: frenzied efforts to find a solution frenziedly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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