- a general outburst of enthusiasm, excitement, controversy, or the like.
- a prevailing fad, mania, or craze.
- fury; rage; madness.
Origin of furor
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Examples from the Web for furor
It takes a transgression with real bite to inspire a furor of this intensity—Brangelina burn Jennifer!
But as the furor subsides and the thunder dies, most or all of those girls probably will remain captives.The Boko Haram Bidding War
May 10, 2014
But in the furor over the latest revelations, an even larger and more serious problem may be getting lost.Does the V.A. Have More Secret, Deadly Wait Lists?
May 8, 2014
The app must have caused a furor, because by Monday, Google had already taken it down.Banning Kahane Google App Won't Work
July 2, 2013
But the bill caused such a furor that it was quickly killed in committee.The Week in Wingnuts: Dog Background Checks, a U.N. Plot Against Fishing & More
April 28, 2013
At about that time, an announcement was made that created a furor.
Before the furor of 1876, how many scores of provincial English had?The First Violin
When the 'furor uterinus' seized her, nothing could keep her back.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
They were not creating a furor with pink and lavender haystacks.Adventures in the Arts
And what about this other thing—this furor epilepticus, whatever it is?The Shrieking Pit
Arthur J. Rees
Word Origin and History for furor
late 15c., from Middle French fureur, from Latin furor "a ravaging, rage, madness, passion;" related to furia "rage, passion, fury" (see fury).