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[fyoo r-awr, -er] /ˈfyʊər ɔr, -ər/
a general outburst of enthusiasm, excitement, controversy, or the like.
a prevailing fad, mania, or craze.
fury; rage; madness.
Also, especially British, furore (for defs 1, 2)
Origin of furor
late Middle English
1425-75; < Latin: a raging; replacing late Middle English fureor < Middle French
Can be confused
furore, fury.
1, 3. frenzy, uproar, commotion, turmoil. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The furor had its effect in stimulating a desire everywhere on the part of everybody to see and hear the phonograph.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  • Then Pacific Mail was going at 66 and the brokers were again in a furor.

    Halsey & Co. H. K. Shackleford
  • While these fled, disaster fell upon the two torpedo-boat destroyers, Pluton and furor.

  • When the 'furor uterinus' seized her, nothing could keep her back.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • In his seventeenth year he made a furor by his playing at the Concerts Spirituels, Paris.

    The Standard Cantatas George P. Upton
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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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