frenzy


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fren·zy

(fren'zē),
Extreme mental or emotional excitement.
[thr. Old Fr. and L. fr. G. phrenēsis, inflammation of the brain, fr. phrēn, mind]

frenzy

Medspeak
Delirium attributed to meningitis or other acute organic disease of the brain, a term that is no nonger used in the working medical parlance.
 
Vox populi
A state of agitation or wild behavior.

frenzy

(fren'ze) [ME. frenesie]
A state of violent mental agitation; maniacal excitement.
See: panic

frenzy

the most severe of the excitation mental states. The animal's movements are violent and uncontrolled and are dangerous to attendants and other animals, and to the affected animal, which often injures itself. There may be aggressive physical attacks.
References in classic literature ?
His frenzy of the previous day had all calmed down.
This confession drove her to frenzy, but yet she seems in a way to have liked my brutal frankness.
I could never have believed that I could be moved to such a frenzy.
Super $100 Frenzy is a $2 ticket with a top prize of $20,000.
Most years, the Frenzy gathers highlights from 18 or 19 high school games.
Parking Frenzy is not a Bollywood or a Cricket Game.
Hotel bosses tried to get her to come in because of the frenzy she was creating outside but she didn't listen so the police turned up and fined her.
But until then, the media frenzy could work to Obama's advantage, especially among the teenage-to-mid-20s demographic.
Hundreds will benefit from the initiative, which includes a Frenzy Disco, bowling and quasar trip, a free cinema screening, a visit to a climbing wall and ice-skating in Blackburn.
He shoved me to the ground,/fell on me, so distracted/with fumbling at his britches,//he didn't notice/I'd grabbed a rock/and hit him with it,/again and again and again,/in a shrieking frenzy.