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Meaning of FRENZY

Pronunciation:  'frenzee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  state of violent mental agitation
 

FRENZY is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: craze, delirium, fury, hysteria
 
 See Also: mania, manic disorder, nympholepsy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fren"zy\, n.; pl. {Frenzies}. [OE. frenesie, fransey, F.
    fr['e]n['e]sie, L. phrenesis, fr. Gr. ? for ? disease of the
    mind, phrenitis, fr. ? mind. Cf. {Frantic}, {Phrenitis}.]
    Any violent agitation of the mind approaching to distraction;
    violent and temporary derangement of the mental faculties;
    madness; rage.
    
          All else is towering frenzy and distraction. --Addison.
    
          The poet's eye in a fine frenzy rolling. --Shak.
    
    Syn: Insanity; lunacy; madness; derangment; alienation;
         aberration; delirium. See {Insanity}.
    
    
  2. \Fren"zy\, a.
    Mad; frantic. [R.]
    
          They thought that some frenzy distemper had got into
          his head.                                --Bunyan.
    
    
  3. \Fren"zy\, v. t.
    To affect with frenzy; to drive to madness [R.] ``Frenzying
    anguish.'' --Southey.
    
    
 
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