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seethe

[ seeth ]SEE DEFINITION OF seethe

Synonyms for seethe

  • boil
  • bristle
  • flare
  • fume
  • simmer
  • smolder
  • burn
  • ferment
  • flip
  • foam
  • froth
  • rage
  • spark
  • stew
  • storm
  • be furious
  • be incensed
  • be livid
  • be mad
  • be on the warpath
  • blow one's stack
  • blow up
  • breathe fire
  • foam at mouth
  • hit the ceiling
  • see red
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Antonyms for seethe

  • be happy
  • freeze
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEETHE

The great Leviathan that maketh the seas to seethe like boiling pan.

I tried to control myself, but the seethe of rage almost choked me.

It was "Thou shalt not seethe the kid in its mother's milk."

And similarly, Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mothers milk.

And the crowd, bereft of baccy, soon will almost cease to "seethe."

They swarm jerkily in it so that the liquid seemed to seethe.

Sphere and block and pyramid ran together, seemed to seethe.

Early the next morning the town began to seethe in the squares.

Russia may seethe with revolution, but ninety-nine per cent.

And he was such a tiny page, He trembled and looked down, For he was sore afraid to seeThe great queen sternly frown.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English seoþan "to boil," also figuratively, "be troubled in mind, brood" (class II strong verb; past tense seaþ, past participle soden), from Proto-Germanic *seuthan (cf. Old Norse sjoða, Old Frisian siatha, Dutch zieden, Old High German siodan, German sieden "to seethe"), from PIE root *seut- "to seethe, boil."

Driven out of its literal meaning by boil (v.); it survives largely in metaphoric extensions. Figurative use, of persons or populations, "to be in a state of inward agitation" is recorded from 1580s (implied in seething). It had wider figurative uses in Old English, e.g. "to try by fire, to afflict with cares." Now conjugated as a weak verb, and past participle sodden (q.v.) is no longer felt as connected.

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