fu·ri·ous | \ˈfyu̇r-ē-əs \

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 anger

b : giving a stormy or turbulent appearance furious bursts of flame

c : marked by noise, excitement, activity, or rapidity worked at a furious pace

2 : intense sense 1a the furious growth of tropical vegetation

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Other Words from furious

furiously adverb

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.
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Most women would see Disney princesses appear to them, but one park visitor (Leslie Jones) was furious that Boseman’s mystery character greeted her. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'SNL' rips 'shade queen Donald Trump'," 8 Apr. 2018 The hive mind was buzzing, the energy was fast and furious. Tara Shafer, Redbook, "I Lost a Baby at 33 Weeks — Now I'm Fighting to Spare Others the Same Pain," 19 June 2018 The fast and furious BPMs worked the crowd into a sweat while the duo adorned matching black and yellow outfits from head-to-toe. Deanna Rilling, Billboard, "EDC Las Vegas 2018 Day 2 Highlights: Tiesto, Kygo, Green Velvet & More," 20 May 2018 In Rhode Island, the criticisms were fast and furious once Chafee’s remarks came to light. James Pindell, BostonGlobe.com, "Lincoln Chafee is trying for a comeback, but all R.I. wants to talk about is Russia," 11 May 2018 Hold on tight for fast and furious rides through the wilderness or near a shimmering glacier. Josh Niva, Anchorage Daily News, "Getting your outdoor adventure fix in Southcentral Alaska," 2 May 2018 But then the Warriors cruised through the first round of the playoffs, 4-1 over the San Antonio Spurs, and smoked the fast and furious New Orleans Pelicans in Game 1 of the Western semi-finals. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Steph Curry’s return: It’s like Christmas morning for the Warriors," 30 Apr. 2018 Round 7 is fast and furious with four minutes per pick. NOLA.com, "NFL Draft 2018 order: Pick-by-pick updates throughout first round," 26 Apr. 2018 The lobbying from Google and the technology companies is furious, but now Paul McCartney and [German rock icon] Udo Lindenberg are speaking out in favor of Article 13 and that’s making a difference. Robert Levine, Billboard, "European Parliament Member Helga Trüpel Explains How Copyright Vote Will Go Down (Q&A)," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of furious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

History and Etymology for furious

Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French furieus, from Latin furiosus, from furia madness, fury

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English Language Learners Definition of furious

: very angry

: very powerful or violent

: very active or fast


fu·ri·ous | \ˈfyu̇r-ē-əs \

Kids Definition of furious

1 : very angry

2 : very active or fast a furious pace

3 : very powerful or violent a furious storm

Other Words from furious

furiously adverb

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