Definition of furor
1 : an angry or maniacal fit : rage furor of the god of war — Henry Fuseli
2 : fury 4
3 : a fashionable craze : vogue her singing … made her the furor of Paris overnight — Janet Flanner
4a : furious or hectic activity confusion and furor within the Pentagon over research and development spending — T. M. Bernsteinb : an outburst of public excitement or indignation : uproar Amid the furor, the senator continues to deny the allegations.
Examples of furor in a Sentence
The book caused a furor across the country.
Amid a public furor, the senator continues to deny the allegations.
Recent Examples of furor from the Web
Yet behind the current furor is an ethical debate that is in many ways particular to the Trump era, observers say.
Any furor over Newton’s inactivity is similar to what happened in late March when Newton’s surgery was announced.
The furor, coming only weeks after the comedian Kathy Griffin was lambasted for staging a fake beheading of President Trump, was such that two corporate sponsors of the Public Theater’s show, Delta and Bank of America, withdrew their funding.
Dyson, an author and university professor, had been quickly recruited by Maher to fill in for Senator Al Franken, who not surprisingly canceled his appearance after the furor broke out.
A furor of stars, the anchor continued, thousands falling this night.
As the Y2K furor built, raising worldwide awareness about internet security, Fish’s new company, named FishNet Security, grew in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District.
Judging from the furor kicked up, the cultural appropriation debate around Portland food doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
Though Mylan may be an extreme outlier in the business, others are continuing on with price increases amid the public furor.
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Origin and Etymology of furor
Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin, from furere to rage
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
FUROR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of furor for English Language Learners
: a situation in which many people are very angry and upset
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