Dictionary.com

frenzy

[ fren-zee ]
/ ˈfrɛn zi /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: frenzy / frenzied / frenzying on Thesaurus.com

noun, plural fren·zies.
extreme mental agitation; wild excitement or derangement.
a fit or spell of violent mental excitement; a paroxysm characteristic of or resulting from a mania: He is subject to these frenzies several times a year.
verb (used with object), fren·zied, fren·zy·ing.
to drive to frenzy; make frantic: She was frenzied by fear when she smelled the smoke.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of frenzy

1300–50; Middle English frenesie<Old French <Late Latin phrenēsis<Late Greek, for Greek phrenîtis;see phrenitis

OTHER WORDS FROM frenzy

fren·zi·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use frenzy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for frenzy

frenzy
/ (ˈfrɛnzɪ) /

noun plural -zies
violent mental derangement
wild excitement or agitation; distraction
a bout of wild or agitated activitya frenzy of preparations
verb -zies, -zying or -zied
(tr) to make frantic; drive into a frenzy

Word Origin for frenzy

C14: from Old French frenesie, from Late Latin phrēnēsis madness, delirium, from Late Greek, ultimately from Greek phrēn mind; compare frenetic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK