Definition of Amok

1. Adjective. Frenzied as if possessed by a demon. "A berserk worker smashing windows"

Exact synonyms: Amuck, Berserk, Demoniac, Demoniacal, Possessed
Similar to: Insane
Derivative terms: Demoniac



2. Adverb. Wildly; without self-control. "When the restaurant caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exit"
Exact synonyms: Amuck

3. Adverb. In a murderous frenzy. "Rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones"
Exact synonyms: Amuck, Murderously
Partainyms: Amuck, Murderous

Definition of Amok

1. Adverb. Out of control, especially when armed and dangerous ¹

2. Adverb. In a frenzy of violence, or on a killing spree; berserk ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amok

1. a murderous frenzy [n -S]

Medical Definition of Amok

1. 1. A culture-bound mental disorder originally observed in Malaya in which the subject becomes dangerously maniacal ("running amok"). 2. Colloquialism denoting maniacal, wild, or uncontrolled behaviour threatening injury to others. Synonym: amuck. Origin: native word (05 Mar 2000)

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