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berserk

noun

1 berserk

One of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury.

synonym: berserker.

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Dutch: berserker



adjective

1 berserk

Wildly frenzied and out of control:
— Berserk with grief.
— A berserk worker smashing windows.

synonyms: amok, amuck.

Roget 503: insane, mad, lunatic, loony [Coll.]; crazy, crazed, aliene, non compos mentis; not right, cracked, touched; bereft of reason; all possessed, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Dionysiac, abandoned, amok, bacchic, bellowing, carried away, corybantic, crazed, delirious, demoniac, desperate, distracted, ecstatic, enraptured, feral, ferocious, fierce, frantic, frenetic, frenzied ... show more.

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