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.
Recent Examples of furious from the Web
As previously announced, the ninth and 10th installments of the Fast & Furious movies are slated to arrive in April 2019 and April 2021, respectively.
Life is about to get a little more action-packed for the stars of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and The Fate of the Furious: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and fiancé Jason Statham welcomed their first child over the weekend.
GLENDALE — After mounting a furious rally in the final minutes of regulation, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team ran out of gas in overtime.
So, some gun rights advocates are once again furious.
Thanks to a furious rally, Glenbrook South nearly did it.
When it was found to be missing, the Confederates were furious.
The incident prompted a furious response in Australia, with the crowd jeering the Saudi team, which instead of lining up moved into positions for the coming match on Thursday as Australia’s players linked arms to pay silent respects to victims.
The home crowd, which was decked out in matching black T-shirts, watched the first quarter play out 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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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