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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

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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

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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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The first known use of fury was in the 14th century

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“Fury.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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