- 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 furore
After all the furore about his pool parties lately, you couldn't have blamed Prince Harry if he'd missed the paralympic swimming.Harry's New Pool Party
September 4, 2012
But if she breaks her silence and says anything at all about the furore, it could take on a more serious hue.New Philip Gaffe: “I would get arrested if I unzipped that dress!”
May 16, 2012
The furore of a moment before had been for Arlt more than for himself.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
Never was there such a furore over any orator in the history of this country.Ten American Girls From History
Kate Dickinson Sweetser
Let's hope this furore will die down as suddenly as it jumped up.
Perhaps it was this very person who had created the furore at the meeting.The Loyalist
James Francis Barrett
They advertised the attraction in capital letters and created a furore.Grey Town
esp US furor (ˈfjʊərɔː)
- a public outburst, esp of protest; uproar
- a sudden widespread enthusiasm for something; craze
- frenzy; rage; madness
Word Origin and History for furore
1790, Italian form of furor, borrowed originally in the sense "enthusiastic, popular admiration;" it later descended to mean the same thing as furor and lost its usefulness.
late 15c., from Middle French fureur, from Latin furor "a ravaging, rage, madness, passion;" related to furia "rage, passion, fury" (see fury).