August 14, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
seethe /ˈsiːð/ verb
seethe
/ˈsiːð/
verb

seethes; seethed; seething

The woman is seething.
The woman is seething.
Learner's definition of SEETHE

[no object]

1 : to feel or show strong emotion (such as anger) even though you try to control it

  • He seethed at his brother's success.

— often + with

  • He seethed with anger/jealousy.

  • The letter seethes with resentment.

  • a seething letter

2 : to be in a state of constant activity

  • We found ourselves in the middle of a seething crowd.

— often used as (be) seething with

  • The island is seething with tourists. [=there are very many tourists moving around on the island]

  • The field was seething with crickets.

  • His brain was seething with ideas.

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