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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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frenzy

noun
1. fit, burst, bout, outburst, spasm, convulsion, paroxysm The country was gripped by a frenzy of nationalism.
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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
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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)
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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
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frenzy

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

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

n. locura, frenesí, extravío, arrebato.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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Fretted conceit and suppressed envy--perhaps your fathers' conceit and envy: in you break they forth as flame and frenzy of vengeance.
Herncastle's fiery temper had been, as I could plainly see, exasperated to a kind of frenzy by the terrible slaughter through which we had passed.
At the sound of the roaring of the tiger the bull's bellowing became a veritable frenzy of rageful noise.
This I feared was but too probably the case; since how could it be otherwise accounted for that I should have escaped the same indisposition, but by supposing that the bodily Exertions I had undergone in my repeated fits of frenzy had so effectually circulated and warmed my Blood as to make me proof against the chilling Damps of Night, whereas, Sophia lying totally inactive on the ground must have been exposed to all their severity.
And when his other lusts, amid clouds of incense and perfumes and garlands and wines, and all the pleasures of a dissolute life, now let loose, come buzzing around him, nourishing to the utmost the sting of desire which they implant in his drone-like nature, then at last this lord of the soul, having Madness for the captain of his guard, breaks out into a frenzy: and if he finds in himself any good opinions or appetites in process of formation, and there is in him any sense of shame remaining, to these better principles he puts an end, and casts them forth until he has purged away temperance and brought in madness to the full.
So in a frenzy of despair Marija began to claw her way toward the doors of this building, through a throng of men, women, and children, all as excited as herself.
Akut, knowing the temper and customs of his kind, was too wise to make their presence known until the frenzy of the dance had passed.
A joyful, unexpected frenzy, of which he had thought himself incapable, possessed him.
This confession drove her to frenzy, but yet she seems in a way to have liked my brutal frankness.
"And then a light flashed out upon the darkness of the tower chamber, and there stood Sarkoja, her gleaming, baleful eyes fixed in a frenzy of loathing and contempt upon my mother.
A frenzy seized him that markedly increased from moment to moment.
As in a frenzy he was back to the woman, whimpering eagerly as she strove to pet him.