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furor

noun fu·ror \ˈfyr-ˌr, -ər\

: a situation in which many people are very angry and upset

Full Definition of FUROR

1
:  an angry or maniacal fit :  rage
2
:  fury 4
3
:  a fashionable craze :  vogue
4
a :  furious or hectic activity
b :  an outburst of public excitement or indignation :  uproar
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Examples of FUROR

  1. The book caused a furor across the country.
  2. Amid a public furor, the senator continues to deny the allegations.

Origin of FUROR

Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin, from furere to rage
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with FUROR

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