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[ fren-zeed ]


  1. wildly excited or enthusiastic:

    frenzied applause.

  2. violently agitated; frantic; wild:

    a frenzied mob.


/ ˈfrɛnzɪd /


  1. filled with or as if with frenzy; wild; frantic

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfrenziedly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • frenzied·ly adverb
  • un·frenzied adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of frenzied1

First recorded in 1790–1800; frenzy + -ed 3

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Example Sentences

Searching for a metaphor to sum up the recent frenzied trade in meme stonks such as GameStop, the crack Goldman Sachs equity team headed straight to the pages of Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan.

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Palihapitiya has also jumped into Gamestop, the stock currently at the center of a frenzied war between retail investors and hedge funds.

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Featuring extreme overvaluation, explosive price increases, frenzied issuance, and hysterically speculative investor behavior.

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He said call volume and web traffic has been more frenzied than in the worst hurricanes.

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On impulse, she spent frenzied weeks recording everything she could remember about the poet and playwright.

There was frenzied uproar when she participated in a literacy program to encourage kids to read.

The lack of legal clarity is only one piece of an already frenzied and shifting operating environment.

There were many tears, and a frenzied air it will be hard, and weird, to maintain.

As shadows fall and flesh goads, we all but hear the frenzied rutting amid the sirens.

For the remaining Republicans, the end of the primary will merely be the beginning of a frenzied sprint to the runoff.

Indeed, a score of bodies lying there had not been seen by Malcolm during his first frenzied examination of the house.

There is no question as to the ecstatic, nay frenzied state many of them attained.

Frenzied beating of the typewriting machines, and overhead and far away the band.

What other passion than frenzied pride can render men so ferocious, so vindictive, so devoid of toleration and gentleness?

The Indians, and especially the Apaches, have a frenzied passion for strong liquors; the Comanches alone are teetotallers.


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