Definition of furious
1a (1) : exhibiting or goaded by anger She was furious with them for printing the story. (2) : indicative of or proceeding from angerb : giving a stormy or turbulent appearance furious bursts of flamec : marked by noise, excitement, activity, or rapidity worked at a furious pace
2 : intense 1a the furious growth of tropical vegetation
Examples of furious in a Sentence
She's furious at how slowly the investigation is proceeding.
I was furious with them for printing the story.
We worked all night at a furious pace.
Recent Examples of furious from the Web
At times, the musicians underscored the speaking, accompanying Robbins as Quixote describes Dulcinea’s beauty in fulsome poetic detail, or with Bickers furious at the keyboard as Quixote prepares to attack the herds.
Colleagues were furious and Ireland went on to exit the bailout on schedule in 2013.
The resulting single black hole born of that furious cosmic spiral is a whopping 50 solar masses-worth of curved, bottomless space-time, the team reports today in the journal Physical Review Letters.
Amendola and Marx withstood a furious rally from their opponents, Troy Romano and Ben Adams of East Catholic, to win the first set 7-5 before coasting to a 6-1 win in the second set to end the match.
For a while, new developments related to the Comey firing had been coming at such a furious pace that the Capitol press corps nearly turned into a mob.
The furious scoring of Durant and Westbrook applied the pressure, and then a frenetic defense would overwhelm.
Just moments earlier, an inadvertent Marshall hand-ball in the box went uncalled, much to the dismay of furious Portland players.
By Saturday morning, the page was flooded with furious comments from people who had linked him with the Portland train stabbing suspect.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
FURIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of furious for English Language Learners
: very angry
: very powerful or violent
: very active or fast
FURIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of furious for Students
1 : very angry
2 : very active or fast a furious pace
3 : very powerful or violent a furious storm
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