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 flame>c : 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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