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Meaning of BERSERK

Pronunciation:  bur'surk

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  in a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"

BERSERK is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: amok, amuck, demoniac, demoniacal, insane, possessed(p)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ber"serk\, Berserker \Ber"serk*er\, n. [Icel.
1. (Scand. Myth.) One of a class of legendary heroes, who
   fought frenzied by intoxicating liquors, and naked,
   regardless of wounds. --Longfellow.

2. One who fights as if frenzied, like a Berserker.

Thesaurus Terms
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