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furious

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adjective fu·ri·ous \ˈfyu̇r-ē-əs\

Simple Definition of furious

  • : very angry

  • : very powerful or violent

  • : very active or fast

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of furious

  1. 1 a (1) :  exhibiting or goaded by anger (2) :  indicative of or proceeding from anger b :  giving a stormy or turbulent appearance <furious bursts of flame> c :  marked by noise, excitement, activity, or rapidity

  2. 2 :  intense 1a <the furious growth of tropical vegetation>

furiously

adverb

Examples of furious in a sentence

  1. She's furious at how slowly the investigation is proceeding.

  2. I was furious with them for printing the story.

  3. We worked all night at a furious pace.



Origin and Etymology of furious

Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French furieus, from Latin furiosus, from furia madness, fury


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with furious



FURIOUS Defined for Kids

furious

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adjective fu·ri·ous \ˈfyu̇r-ē-əs\

Definition of furious for Students

  1. 1 :  very angry

  2. 2 :  very active or fast <a furious pace>

  3. 3 :  very powerful or violent <a furious storm>

furiously

adverb




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