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fury

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fury

  1. 1 a bad-tempered scolding woman tradition has it that Socrates' wife was such a fury that the philosopher's death sentence by the authorities was not an entirely unwelcome fate Synonyms of fury battle-ax (or battle-axe), dragon lady, shrew, harpy, harridan, termagant, virago, vixenWords Related to fury fishwife, gorgon; carper, castigator, caviler (or caviller), censurer, critic, faultfinder, nitpicker, railer, scold; belittler, derider, detractor; pettifogger, quibbler

  2. 2 a state of wildly excited activity or emotion the sudden appearance of the rock star whipped the crowd of onlookers into a fury of excitement Synonyms of fury agitation, deliriousness, delirium, distraction, fever, feverishness, flap, furor, furore, frenzy, hysteria, rage, rampage, uproarWords Related to fury chaos, confusion, disorder, havoc, pandemonium, turmoil; bedlam, bother, brouhaha, bustle, clamor, clatter, commotion, disturbance, fuss, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tempest, tumultNear Antonyms of fury calm, calmness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness

  3. 3 an intense emotional state of displeasure with someone or something in his fury, the duped gambler overturned the card table and declared that the game had been fixed Synonyms of fury angriness, birse [chiefly Scottish], choler, furor, anger, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, mad, madness, mood [archaic], outrage, rage, spleen, wrath, wrathfulnessWords Related to fury aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, vexation; acrimoniousness, acrimony, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bile, biliousness, bitterness, contempt, embitterment, empoisonment, enmity, grudge, hostility, rancor; envy, jaundice, jealousy, pique, resentment; malevolence, malice, spite, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; belligerence, contentiousness, contrariness, crankiness, disputatiousness, hot-headedness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, orneriness, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness; blowup, flare, flare-up, outburst; chafe, dander, dudgeon, huff, pet, rise, ruffle, temper; air rage, road rage; delirium, heat, passion, warmthNear Antonyms of fury calmness, forbearance, patienceAntonyms of fury delight, pleasure

Synonym Discussion of fury

anger, ire, rage, fury, indignation, wrath mean an intense emotional state induced by displeasure. anger, the most general term, names the reaction but by itself does not convey cause or intensity.
    • tried to hide his anger
ire, more frequent in literary contexts, suggests an intense anger, often with an evident display of feeling.
    • cheeks flushed with ire
rage and fury suggest loss of self-control from violence of emotion.
    • shook with rage
    • could not contain his fury
indignation stresses righteous anger at what one considers unfair, mean, or shameful.
    • a comment that caused general indignation
wrath is likely to suggest a desire or intent to punish or get revenge.
    • I feared her wrath if I was discovered


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