Definitions for frenzy
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craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysterianoun
state of violent mental agitation
A state of wild activity or panic.
She went into a cleaning frenzy to prepare for the unexpected guests.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Madness; distraction of mind; alienation of understanding; any violent passion approaching to madness.
Etymology: φϱενίτις; phrenitis, Latin: whence phrenetisy, phrenetsy, phrenzy, or frenzy.
That knave, Ford, hath the finest mad devil of jealousy in him that ever governed frenzy. William Shakespeare, Mer. Wives of Winds.
True fortitude is seen in great exploits,
That justice warrants, and that wisdom guides;
All else is touring frenzy and distraction. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Why such a disposition of the body induceth sleep, another disturbs all the operations of the soul, and occasions a lethargy or frenzy: this knowledge exceeds our narrow faculties. Richard Bentley.
Frenzy is a 1972 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It is the penultimate feature film of his extensive career. The screenplay by Anthony Shaffer was based on the 1966 novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern. The film stars Jon Finch, Alec McCowen and Barry Foster and features Billie Whitelaw, Anna Massey, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bernard Cribbins and Vivien Merchant. The original music score was composed by Ron Goodwin. The plot centres on a serial killer in contemporary London and the ex-RAF serviceman he implicates. In a very early scene there is dialogue that mentions two actual London serial murder cases: the Christie murders in the 1940s-1950s and the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888. Barry Foster has said that, in order to prepare for his role, he was asked by Hitchcock to study two books about Neville Heath, an English serial killer who would often pass himself off as an officer in the RAF.Frenzy was the third and final film that Hitchcock made in Britain after he moved to Hollywood in 1939. The other two were Under Capricorn in 1949 and Stage Fright in 1950. (There were some interior and exterior scenes filmed in London for the 1956 remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much.) The last film he made in Britain before his move to the United States was Jamaica Inn (1939). Frenzy was the only Hitchcock film given an R rating during its initial release. Frenzy was screened at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, but it was not entered into the main competition.
Frenzy is a state of intense excitement, wild behavior, agitation, or uncontrolled activity often driven by extreme emotions such as fear, anxiety, or enthusiasm. It can also refer to a temporary madness or a craze fueled by public sentiment or hype.
any violent agitation of the mind approaching to distraction; violent and temporary derangement of the mental faculties; madness; rage
to affect with frenzy; to drive to madness
Frenzy is a 1972 British thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the penultimate feature film of his extensive career and often considered by critics and scholars to be his last great film before his death. The film is based upon the novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern. The novel was adapted for the screen by Anthony Shaffer. The film stars Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, and Barry Foster and features Billie Whitelaw, Anna Massey, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bernard Cribbins and Vivien Merchant. The original music score was composed by Ron Goodwin. The film was screened at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered into the main competition. The plot centers on a serial killer in contemporary London. In a very early scene there is dialogue that mentions two actual London serial murder cases: the Christie murders in the early 1950s, and the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fren′zi, n. a violent excitement: mania.—v.t. to render frenzied.—adjs. Fren′zied, Fren′zical, partaking of frenzy. [Through O. Fr. and L.,—from Late Gr. phrenēsis=Gr. phrenitis, inflammation of the brain—phrēn, the mind.]
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The numerical value of frenzy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of frenzy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
They have a very good team but the ordering frenzy was in the last few years, it's more of a challenge now to get an order than it was 24 months ago.
Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy...once I make up my mind, I'm full or indecision.
There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. What starts with an innocuous HUGS, NOT DRUGS bumper sticker soon leads to wild talk of shooting dealers and making urine tests a condition for employment -- anywhere.
We predict that this year will be an SUV feeding frenzy.
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- frenesíCatalan, Valencian
- vanvid, raseriDanish
- Wut, Wahn, RauschGerman
- frenesí, maníaSpanish
- vimma, kiihkoFinnish
- 逆上, 狂乱Japanese
- безумие, сумасшествие, неистовство, помешательствоRussian
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