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
The chaos sparked a furor in Britain over the carrier’s restructuring.
Some students called for Weinstein to resign, and conservative media pointed to the furor as an example of intolerance on college campuses, where protests have derailed multiple appearances by controversial figures.
And because Marie was black, the event caused furor in New Orleans, which still lived under Jim Crow racial separation laws.
The order was prompted by furor in Britain over publication in the New York Times of forensic photographs collected from the scene of the concert bombing in the English industrial city.
But beyond such reactions to the current furor, the larger story of America and leaks is more complicated, especially since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
A furor has broken out among biologists over ant specialist E.O. Wilson’s latest attack on a concept used to explain the origins of self-sacrifice in the dog-eat-dog world of evolution.
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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
Definition of furor for English Language Learners
: a situation in which many people are very angry and upset
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