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BERSERK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does berserk mean? 

BERSERK (noun)
  The noun BERSERK has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: BERSERK used as a noun is very rare.


BERSERK (adjective)
  The adjective BERSERK has 1 sense:

1. in a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon

  Familiarity information: BERSERK used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BERSERK (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

berserk; berserker

Hypernyms ("berserk" is a kind of...):

Norse; Northman; Scandinavian (an inhabitant of Scandinavia)


BERSERK (adjective)


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Meaning:

In a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon

Synonyms:

amok; amuck; berserk; demoniac; demoniacal; possessed

Context examples:

the soldier was completely amuck / berserk with grief / a berserk worker smashing windows

Similar:

insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)


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