Frenzy definition

frĕnzē
Wild or frantic outburst of feeling or action.
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A violent agitation of the mind approaching madness; rage.
noun
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A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
noun
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Temporary madness or delirium.
noun
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To make frantic; drive mad.
verb
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A mania; a craze.
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A state of wild activity or panic.

She went into a cleaning frenzy to prepare for the unexpected guests.

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(obsolete) Mad; frantic.
adjective
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The definition of a frenzy is wild, chaotic or out-of-control behavior.

An example of a frenzy is the behavior of fans after their team wins a big game.

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To drive into a frenzy.
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(uncommon) To render frantic.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
frenzy
Plural:
frenzies

Origin of frenzy

  • Middle English frenesie from Old French from Medieval Latin phrenēsia from Latin phrenēsis back-formation from phrenēticus delirious frenetic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French frenesie, from Latin phrenesis, from Ancient Greek *φρένησις (phrénēsis), a later equivalent of φρενῖτις (phrenitis, “inflammation of the brain”): see frantic and frenetic.

    From Wiktionary