Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Frenzy (Page: 595)

Fren"zy (?), n.; pl. Frenzies (#). [OE. frenesie, fransey, F. frénésie, 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.
Frenzy (Page: 595)

Fren"zy, a. Mad; frantic. [R.]

They thought that some frenzy distemper had got into his head. Bunyan.

Frenzy (Page: 595)

Fren"zy, v. t. To affect with frenzy; to drive to madness [R.] Frenzying anguish." Southey.