fu·​rore | \ˈfyu̇r-ˌȯr, -ər, especially British fyu̇-ˈrȯ-rē\

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the store's going-out-of-business sale caused such a furore that security guards had to be called in to restore order baseball fans in a furore as the game stretched to 11 innings

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Best Myth The recent furore over the alleged 'diving' exploits of Wilfried Zaha is a load of nonsense. SI.com, "6 of the Best Moments From the Weekend's English Football Action as FA Cup Finalists Are Decided," 23 Apr. 2018 Now, as reported by Marca, Griezmann has acknowledged that the furore may have upset Atlético's supporters. SI.com, "Antoine Griezmann Admits Uncertainty Around Future May Have 'Irritated' Atlético Fans," 19 June 2018 The item has since been withdrawn from sale on Topman's website after outcry and furore over the message written on the back underneath a large '96'. SI.com, "Retailer Topman Under Fire Over 'What Goes Around' Shirt Seen to Be Mocking Hillsborough Disaster," 16 Mar. 2018 Some observers saw this as insensitive in the context of a furore over the U.S. government’s policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border with Mexico. David Meyer, Fortune, "Advertisers Are Boycotting 'Full Frontal' After Samantha Bee's Obscene Ivanka Trump Insult," 1 June 2018 Mr Müller, a long-serving insider, was installed in September 2015 to handle the furore. The Economist, "The departure of the VW boss heralds a big shake-up," 12 Apr. 2018 The furore is unlikely to bother AirAsia, a hugely successful airline, for very long. The Economist, "A storm breaks around AirAsia’s boss," 16 May 2018 Yes, the media furore caused by the survey won't have helped to shorten the growing divide between Everton and its fans either, and Allardyce does have a right to question if the question about his stewardship was the right one to ask. SI.com, "FanView: Sam Allardyce Needs Everton Friends Not Foes as Fallout Over Fan Survey Continues," 20 Apr. 2018 The bank overhauled its compensation policy in reaction to the furore and Chairman Urs Rohner admitted underestimating public sensitivity to the issue. Bloomberg.com, "Credit Suisse's Pay Revamp Gets Blessing From Investor Groups," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of furore

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furore

Italian, from Latin furor

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