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.
Origin and Etymology of furious
Middle English, from Medieval French & Latin; Medieval French furieus, from Latin furiosus, from furia madness, fury
First Known Use: 14th century
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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