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. Bernstein>b : 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.
Origin and Etymology of furor
Medieval French & Latin; Medieval French, from Latin, from furere to rage
First Known Use: 15th century
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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