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noun fu·ry \ˈfyu̇r-ē\

Simple Definition of fury

  • : violent anger

  • : wild and dangerous force

Full Definition of fury

plural furies

  1. 1 :  intense, disordered, and often destructive rage

  2. 2 a capitalized :  any of the avenging deities in Greek mythology who torment criminals and inflict plagues b :  an avenging spirit c :  one who resembles an avenging spirit; especially :  a spiteful woman

  3. 3 :  extreme fierceness or violence

  4. 4 :  a state of inspired exaltation :  frenzy

Examples of fury

  1. I could see the fury in her eyes.

  2. Nothing could contain his fury over their accusations.

  3. He turned away from them in fury.

  4. The hurricane unleashed its fury on hundreds of homes and businesses.

Origin of fury

Middle English furie, from Latin furia, from furere to rage

First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of fury

anger, ire, rage, fury, indignation, wrath mean an intense emotional state induced by displeasure. anger, the most general term, names the reaction but by itself does not convey cause or intensity <tried to hide his anger>. ire, more frequent in literary contexts, suggests an intense anger, often with an evident display of feeling <cheeks flushed with ire>. rage and fury suggest loss of self-control from violence of emotion <shook with rage> <could not contain his fury>. indignation stresses righteous anger at what one considers unfair, mean, or shameful <a comment that caused general indignation>. wrath is likely to suggest a desire or intent to punish or get revenge <I feared her wrath if I was discovered>.

Rhymes with fury

FURY Defined for Kids


noun fu·ry \ˈfyu̇r-ē\

Definition of fury

plural furies

  1. 1 :  violent anger :  rage

  2. 2 :  wild and dangerous force <the fury of the storm>

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