The adjective frenzied describes something wild, excited, or rushed. You may have a frenzied morning when you've overslept and need to get lunches made, the dog walked, and the kids off to school within the next fifteen minutes. Run!

Frenzied is from the word frenzy, which itself is from the Latin word phreneticus, meaning "delirious." Words related to frenzied include frantic and frenetic, but frenzied isn't necessarily bad. If you're a rock star, you may enjoy a frenzied crowd at your concerts, and you feed off the energy and adoration you get from them. If it's your first time on stage, however, that same frenzied crowd may send you into a panic.

Definitions of frenzied
  1. adjective
    affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
    “a frenzied attack”
    “a frenzied mob”
    “"the prosecutor's frenzied denunciation of the accused"- H.W.Carter”
    synonyms: manic
    marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
  2. adjective
    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    “a frenzied look in his eye”
    synonyms: frantic, frenetic, phrenetic
    troubled emotionally and usually deeply
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