frenzy


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fren·zy

 (frĕn′zē)
n. pl. fren·zies
1. A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
2. Temporary madness or delirium.
3. A mania; a craze.
tr.v. fren·zied, fren·zy·ing, fren·zies
To drive into a frenzy.

[Middle English frenesie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin phrenēsia, from Latin phrenēsis, back-formation from phrenēticus, delirious; see frenetic.]

frenzy

(ˈfrɛnzɪ)
n, pl -zies
1. (Pathology) violent mental derangement
2. wild excitement or agitation; distraction
3. a bout of wild or agitated activity: a frenzy of preparations.
vb, -zies, -zying or -zied
(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]

fren•zy

(ˈfrɛn zi)

n., pl. -zies, n.
1. extreme mental agitation; wild or violent excitement.
2. a fit or spell of mental derangement resembling or resulting from a mania.
3. agitated or uncontrollable activity.
v.t.
4. make frantic.
[1300–50; Middle English frenesie < Old French < Late Latin phrenēsis < Late Greek, for Greek phrenîtis inflammation of the brain]

frenzy


Past participle: frenzied
Gerund: frenzying

Imperative
frenzy
frenzy
Present
I frenzy
you frenzy
he/she/it frenzies
we frenzy
you frenzy
they frenzy
Preterite
I frenzied
you frenzied
he/she/it frenzied
we frenzied
you frenzied
they frenzied
Present Continuous
I am frenzying
you are frenzying
he/she/it is frenzying
we are frenzying
you are frenzying
they are frenzying
Present Perfect
I have frenzied
you have frenzied
he/she/it has frenzied
we have frenzied
you have frenzied
they have frenzied
Past Continuous
I was frenzying
you were frenzying
he/she/it was frenzying
we were frenzying
you were frenzying
they were frenzying
Past Perfect
I had frenzied
you had frenzied
he/she/it had frenzied
we had frenzied
you had frenzied
they had frenzied
Future
I will frenzy
you will frenzy
he/she/it will frenzy
we will frenzy
you will frenzy
they will frenzy
Future Perfect
I will have frenzied
you will have frenzied
he/she/it will have frenzied
we will have frenzied
you will have frenzied
they will have frenzied
Future Continuous
I will be frenzying
you will be frenzying
he/she/it will be frenzying
we will be frenzying
you will be frenzying
they will be frenzying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frenzying
you have been frenzying
he/she/it has been frenzying
we have been frenzying
you have been frenzying
they have been frenzying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frenzying
you will have been frenzying
he/she/it will have been frenzying
we will have been frenzying
you will have been frenzying
they will have been frenzying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frenzying
you had been frenzying
he/she/it had been frenzying
we had been frenzying
you had been frenzying
they had been frenzying
Conditional
I would frenzy
you would frenzy
he/she/it would frenzy
we would frenzy
you would frenzy
they would frenzy
Past Conditional
I would have frenzied
you would have frenzied
he/she/it would have frenzied
we would have frenzied
you would have frenzied
they would have frenzied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frenzy - state of violent mental agitationfrenzy - state of violent mental agitation  
nympholepsy - a frenzy of emotion; as for something unattainable
manic disorder, mania - a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
epidemic hysertia, mass hysteria - a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation

frenzy

noun
1. fit, burst, bout, outburst, spasm, convulsion, paroxysm The country was gripped by a frenzy of nationalism.
Translations
جُنون، ثَوَران، اهتِياج
třeštěnízuřivost
raserianfald
kiihkovimma
æîi, ofsi, uppnám
paklaikimas
neprātstrakums
aşırı heyecandelice coşkunluk

frenzy

[ˈfrenzɪ] Nfrenesí m, delirio m
in a frenzy of anxietyenloquecido por la preocupación
see also feeding B

frenzy

[ˈfrɛnzi] nfrénésie f
in a frenzy → très agité(e)
a frenzy of activity → une activité frénétique
a frenzy of excitement → le comble de l'excitation
to drive sb into a frenzy → mettre qn dans tous ses états
to be in a frenzy → être très agité(e)

frenzy

nRaserei f; in a frenzyin heller or wilder Aufregung; he worked himself up into a frenzyer steigerte sich in eine Raserei (hinein); he worked the audience up into a frenzyer brachte die Menge zur Raserei or zum Rasen; frenzy of activityhektische Betriebsamkeit; frenzy of excitementhelle or wilde Aufregung

frenzy

[ˈfrɛnzɪ] nfrenesia
he was in a frenzy of anxiety → era quasi impazzito dall'ansia

frenzy

(ˈfrenzi) plural ˈfrenzies noun
a state of great excitement, fear etc. She waited in a frenzy of anxiety.
ˈfrenzied adjective
ˈfrenziedly adverb

fren·zy

n. locura, frenesí, extravío, arrebato.
References in classic literature ?
But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
Aye, I widowed that poor girl when I married her, Starbuck; and then, the madness, the frenzy, the boiling blood and the smoking brow, with which, for a thousand lowerings old Ahab has furiously, foamingly chased his prey --more a demon than a man
The musicians had spent all their fine frenzy by now, and played only one tune, wearily, ploddingly.
But stronger than all was maternal love, wrought into a paroxysm of frenzy by the near approach of a fearful danger.
He tied some metal mugs to a dog's tail and turned him loose, and he tore around and around the place in a frenzy of fright, with all the other dogs bellowing after him and battering and crashing against everything that came in their way and making altogether a chaos of confusion and a most deafening din and turmoil; at which every man and woman of the multitude laughed till the tears flowed, and some fell out of their chairs and wallowed on the floor in ecstasy.
Then the bands turned their instruments towards Cathy and burst in with that rollicking frenzy of a tune, "Oh, we'll all get blind drunk when Johnny comes marching home - yes, we'll all get blind drunk when Johnny comes marching home
Then she would gather it to her heart and pour out her love upon it in a frenzy of kisses, moaning, crying, and saying, "Dey sha'n't, oh, dey sha'nt'
Next he rose on his hind feet and pranced around, in a frenzy of enjoyment, with his head over his shoulder and his voice pro- claiming his unappeasable happiness.
I saw that in another moment, and with one impetus of frenzy more, I should be able to do nothing with him.
I tried to jump up; but could not stir a limb; and so yelled aloud, in a frenzy of fright.
she cried, seizing his arm and shaking it in a frenzy of passion; "I have been tortured enough -- I can bear it no longer
His hands released her as he uttered this cry, and went up to his white hair, which they tore in a frenzy.