Frenzy
Frenzy Fren"zy (fr[e^]n"z[y^]), n.; pl. {Frenzies} (fr[e^]n"z[i^]z). [OE. frenesie, fransey, F. fr['e]n['e]sie, L. phrenesis, fr. Gr. fre`nhsis for freni^tis disease of the mind, phrenitis, fr. frhn mind. Cf. {Frantic}, {Phrenitis}.] Any violent agitation of the mind approaching to distraction; violent and temporary derangement of the mental faculties; madness; rage. [1913 Webster]

All else is towering frenzy and distraction. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The poet's eye in a fine frenzy rolling. --Shak.

Syn: Insanity; lunacy; madness; derangement; alienation; aberration; delirium. See {Insanity}. [1913 Webster]


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