furious

adjective
fu·​ri·​ous | \ ˈfyu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce furious (audio) \

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for furious

Synonyms

delirious, ferocious, feverish, fierce, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, mad, rabid, violent, wild

Antonyms

relaxed

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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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Which is a fast and furious, for all of us, seven hours, right? Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: NBC journalists Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Hallie Jackson on Recode Decode," 5 Dec. 2018 While the probes are flying fast and furious, there’s always the matter of paying for future missions. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "What Human Beings Can Teach Aliens About Probing the Solar System," 5 Dec. 2018 An attack on a castle or fortress involved a short, but furious battle, with soldiers attacking holes in the walls with picks and hammers and rushing through as soon as the openings were large enough to squeeze through. William Gurstelle, Popular Mechanics, "How to Storm a Castle," 11 Apr. 2019 Kylie is most likely struggling to help her friend, who is no doubt having a hard time handling all this, and help her family, who is probably furious. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Did Kylie Jenner Keep Jordyn Woods’ Secret About Hooking Up with Tristan Thompson?," 21 Feb. 2019 President Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights has foreign-policy grandees furious. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, "Trump’s Golan Strategy," 27 Mar. 2019 Trump was furious as news reports described the expulsions as the largest purge in U.S. history and noted the wide gap between the United States and its allies. Author: Greg Jaffe, John Hudson, Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides on Russia and lost," 16 Apr. 2018 Lawmakers, for instance, remain furious about the abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, "Bill Barr’s Hot Mess," 14 Feb. 2019 Trump was also reportedly furious about the decision. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "“Inhumane”: a laid-off GM worker in Ohio responds to massive job cuts," 29 Nov. 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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furious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of furious

: very angry
: very powerful or violent
: very active or fast

furious

adjective
fu·​ri·​ous | \ ˈfyu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce furious (audio) \

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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