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furor

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noun fu·ror \ˈfyu̇r-ˌȯr, -ər\

Simple Definition of furor

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of furor

  1. 1 :  an angry or maniacal fit :  rage

  2. 2 :  fury 4

  3. 3 :  a fashionable craze :  vogue

  4. 4 a :  furious or hectic activity b :  an outburst of public excitement or indignation :  uproar

Examples of furor in a sentence

  1. The book caused a furor across the country.

  2. Amid a public furor, the senator continues to deny the allegations.



Origin and Etymology of furor

Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin, from furere to rage


First Known Use: 15th century



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