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v. seethed, seeth·ing, seethes
1. To churn and foam as if boiling.
a. To be in a state of turmoil or ferment: The nation seethed with rebellion.
b. To be violently excited or agitated: I seethed with anger over the insult. See Synonyms at boil1.
3. Archaic To boil. Archaic
To boil (something).

[Middle English sethen, to boil, from Old English sēothan.]

seethe n.


1. boiling or foaming as if boiling
2. crowded and full of restless activity
3. in a state of extreme agitation, esp through anger
ˈseethingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seething - in constant agitation; "a seething flag-waving crowd filled the streets"; "a seething mass of maggots"; "lovers and madmen have such seething brains"- Shakespeare
agitated - physically disturbed or set in motion; "the agitated mixture foamed and bubbled"
ساخِط جِدا، يَغْلي من شِدَّة السُّخْطغاضِب جِدامُزْدَحِم، مُكْتَظ
hemžící sevřícívzteklý
syde af raserivrimle
morandisjóîandivera í uppnámi
dusmās zvērojošskā sadedzispārpilnstraks
blčiacihemžiaci saprekypujúci
çok heyacanlıçok öfkelikaygılıkaynaşan


(ˈsiːðiŋ) adjective
1. (sometimes with with) very crowded. a seething mass of people; The beach is seething with people.
2. (usually with with) very excited or agitated. seething with excitement/anger.
3. very angry. He was seething when he left the meeting.
References in classic literature ?
This uncaptivating effect is perhaps due to the period of hardly accomplished revolution, and still seething turmoil, in which the story shaped itself.
He goes down in the whirling heart of such a masterless commotion that he scarce heeds the moment when he drops seething into the yawning jaws awaiting him; and the whale shoots-to all his ivory teeth, like the Lord out of the fish's belly.
To sailors, oaths are household words; they will swear in the trance of the calm, and in the teeth of the tempest; they will imprecate curses from the topsail-yard-arms, when most they teter over to a seething sea; but in all my voyagings, seldom have I heard a common oath when God's burning finger has been laid on the ship; when his mene, mene, Tekel Upharsin has been woven into the shrouds and the cordage.
So from top to bottom the place was simply a seething caldron of jealousies and hatreds; there was no loyalty or decency anywhere about it, there was no place in it where a man counted for anything against a dollar.
All these thoughts were rolling and seething in George's breast, as he was pensively leaning his head on his hand, watching his wife, as she was adapting to her slender and pretty form the articles of man's attire, in which it was deemed safest she should make her escape.
Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam.
Her white feet trod the huge press at which wise Omar sits, till the seething grape-juice rose round her bare limbs in waves of purple bubbles, or crawled in red foam over the vat's black, dripping, sloping sides.
I saw people struggling shorewards, and heard their screaming and shouting faintly above the seething and roar of the Martian's collapse.
I tried to stifle all that was continually seething within me by means of external impressions.
Heroes, he thought, could find excuses in that long seething lane.
Then silently and humbly the old man would resume his hat and scarf; softly he would open the door, and noiselessly depart with a forced smile on his face--the better to bear the disappointment which was seething in his breast, the better to help him not to show it to his son.
Like the matted growth of bushes and creepers veiling the silent depths of an unexplored wilderness, they hide the depths of London's infinitely varied, vigorous, seething life.