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Definition of "berserk" []

  • Destructively or frenetically violent: a berserk worker who started smashing all the windows. (adjective)
  • Mentally or emotionally upset; deranged: berserk with grief. (adjective)
  • Informal Unrestrained, as with enthusiasm or appetite; wild: berserk over chocolates. (adjective)
  • One that is violent, upset, or unrestrained. (noun)
  • A berserker. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "berserk" in a sentence
  • ""You know he's a Scot; men of that country are" - I tried to think of a good synonym for "berserk" - "most fierce where questions of their honor are concerned.""
  • "Our expression going berserk pays homage to these warriors who, according to Fabing, ingested a psychoactive substance that put them into a state of frenzied rage, reckless courage, and enhanced physical strength."
  • "When one understands and fully appreciates this inner world of the post traumatic stress victim, it is easier to understand why a veteran can go "berserk" killing his family and then taking his own life."