furor

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noun fu·ror \ˈfyu̇r-ˌȯr, -ər\

Definition of furor

  1. 1 :  an angry or maniacal fit :  rage furor of the god of war — Henry Fuseli

  2. 2 :  fury 4

  3. 3 :  a fashionable craze :  vogue her singing … made her the furor of Paris overnight — Janet Flanner

  4. 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

  1. The book caused a furor across the country.

  2. Amid a public furor, the senator continues to deny the allegations.

Origin and Etymology of furor

Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin, from furere to rage


First Known Use: 15th century


FUROR Defined for English Language Learners

furor

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noun fu·ror \ˈfyu̇r-ˌȯr, -ər\

Definition of furor for English Language Learners

  • : a situation in which many people are very angry and upset



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