furious

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adjective fu·ri·ous \ ˈfyu̇r-ē-əs \

Definition of furious

1 a (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 1a
  • the furious growth of tropical vegetation

furiously

adverb

Examples of furious in a Sentence

  1. She's furious at how slowly the investigation is proceeding.

  2. I was furious with them for printing the story.

  3. We worked all night at a furious pace.

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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



FURIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

furious

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adjective

Definition of furious for English Language Learners

  • : very angry

  • : very powerful or violent

  • : very active or fast


FURIOUS Defined for Kids

furious

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adjective fu·ri·ous \ ˈfyu̇r-ē-əs \

Definition of furious for Students

1 :very angry
2 :very active or fast
  • a furious pace
3 :very powerful or violent
  • a furious storm

furiously

adverb


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