Adjective "seething" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(of a liquid) boil or be turbulent as if boiling.
  1. 'others were cut into joints and seethed in cauldrons made of the animal's own skins'
(of a person) be filled with intense but unexpressed anger.
  1. 'I recall he listened rather impassively, but it was not until he saw me next week in the office that I realized he was seething with anger.'
  2. 'The hostile-attribution bias, which kicks in when you're seething with anger, makes matters worse.'
  3. 'Staring after him, still seething with rage, I breathed heavily.'
  4. 'In Wrexham, I was seething at the injustice of it all.'
  5. 'I can either seethe with jealousy or you can be my new hero.'
  6. 'The product of a broken home, Tim seethes with a silent rage that manifests itself in exceedingly destructive ways.'
  7. '‘He was seething,’ one of the Afghan commanders said.'
  8. 'His voice was cool, but she knew he was seething with rage.'
  9. 'Amy seethed with anger on the inside, but forced herself to smile.'
  10. 'On the walk back to the tent with Liz, Gina inwardly seethed.'
(of a place) be crowded with people or things moving about in a rapid or hectic way.
  1. 'Vienna was a city seething with officials from newly placed international organisations.'
  2. 'we cascaded down the stairs and seethed across the station'
  3. 'There's a rich irony in the fact that we load our supermarket trolleys with antibacterial cleaners when we ourselves are seething masses of bacteria of endless variety.'
  4. 'She had plunged her hand into the dirty washing basket, only to a find it a seething black mass of ants, attracted by my son's ice-lolly-soaked T-shirt.'

More definitions

1. to surge or foam as if boiling.

2. to be in a state of agitation or excitement.

3. Archaic. to boil. verb (used with object), seethed or (Obsolete) sod; seethed or (Obsolete) sodden or sod; seething.

4. to soak or steep.

5. to cook by boiling or simmering; boil. noun

6. the act of seething.

7. the state of being agitated or excited.

More examples(as adjective)

"masses can be seething."

"rivalries can be seething."

"cauldrons can be seething."

"tensions can be seething."

"crowds can be seething."

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(seethe)Old English sēothan ‘make or keep boiling’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zieden.