American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
- n. Temporary madness or delirium.
- n. A mania; a craze.
- v. To drive into a frenzy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Violent agitation of the mind approaching to temporary derangement of the mental faculties; distraction; delirium; madness.
- n. Synonyms Mania, Madness, etc. (see insanity); rage, fury, raving.
- Mad; delirious.
- To render frantic; drive to distraction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any violent agitation of the mind approaching to distraction; violent and temporary derangement of the mental faculties; madness; rage.
- adj. rare Mad; frantic.
- v. rare To affect with frenzy; to drive to madness.
- n. state of violent mental agitation
- From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin phrenesis, from Ancient Greek *φρένησις (phrensis), a later equivalent of φρενῖτις (phrenitis, "inflammation of the brain"): see frantic and frenetic. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English frenesie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin phrenēsia, from Latin phrenēsis, back-formation from phrenēticus, delirious; see frenetic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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