fu·​ror | \ ˈfyu̇r-ˌȯr How to pronounce furor (audio) , -ər \

Definition of furor

1 : an angry or maniacal fit : rage furor of the god of war— Henry Fuseli
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.
Recent Examples on the Web The criminal charges and testimony from the Columbus detective confirm the disturbing story that has become a key flash point in the national furor over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Bethany Bruner, The Indianapolis Star, 13 July 2022 Marilyn Manson responded to the furor by penning a Rolling Stone editorial. Al Shipley, Billboard, 26 May 2022 Bragg, who faced intense criticism for a prosecution policy that took a more lenient approach to certain crimes, last week reversed course in some areas in response to the furor. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 In response to the furor, Ek said that Spotify has no pans to end its arrangement with Rogan. Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2022 Europe rolled out 5G without any impact on aviation, standing in stark contrast to the furor going on in the United States. Jackie Wattles, Pete Muntean And Gregory Wallace, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 The furor died down after Mr. Kerry lost, but the debate returned when President Biden became the first Catholic to occupy the Oval Office since Roe v. Wade in 1973. James Martin, WSJ, 21 July 2022 In most cases, the easiest solution is to simply log off and log back on when the furor has died down. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 21 Mar. 2022 Singling those out, the conservative news media erupted in a furor, inaccurately informing readers that Mr. Durham had evidence that the Clinton campaign paid to spy on the network of the Trump White House. New York Times, 1 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of furor

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furor

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

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“Furor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furor. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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