from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
- n. Temporary madness or delirium.
- n. A mania; a craze.
- transitive v. To drive into a frenzy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A state of wild activity or panic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any violent agitation of the mind approaching to distraction; violent and temporary derangement of the mental faculties; madness; rage.
- adj. Mad; frantic.
- transitive v. To affect with frenzy; to drive to madness.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. state of violent mental agitation
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)
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)