adjective fu·ri·ous \ˈfyr-ē-əs\

: very angry

: very powerful or violent

: very active or fast

Full Definition of FURIOUS

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
:  intense 1a <the furious growth of tropical vegetation>
fu·ri·ous·ly adverb

Examples of FURIOUS

  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 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

FURIOUSLY Defined for Kids


adjective fu·ri·ous \ˈfyr-ē-əs\

Definition of FURIOUS for Kids

:  very angry
:  very active or fast <a furious pace>
:  very powerful or violent <a furious storm>
fu·ri·ous·ly adverb


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