furor

noun fu·ror \ ˈfyu̇r-ˌȯr , -ər \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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
4 a :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

  1. The book caused a furor across the country.

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

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Origin and Etymology of furor

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


FUROR Defined for English Language Learners

furor

noun

Definition of furor for English Language Learners

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



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