Origin of fumed
verb (used with object), fumed, fum·ing.
verb (used without object), fumed, fum·ing.
Origin of fume
Synonyms for fume
Examples from the Web for fumed
Contemporary Examples of fumed
The interests of millions, he fumed, were in “the hands of about twenty coxcombs.”Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy
February 16, 2014
“They are sidestepping the SNC,” fumed Mohammed Sarmini, an SNC spokesman.Why Hillary Clinton Snubbed the Syrian National Council on Istanbul Visit
August 14, 2012
The stymied Tareq fumed for the rest of the day, announcing that “their star, Michaele” would not attend the official wrap party.Michaele and Tareq Salahi’s Hellish Divorce
January 5, 2012
“A nation whose people can't say 'Merry Christmas' is a nation capable of ruining its own economy,” he fumed on November 20.Who Started the War on Christmas?
December 9, 2008
Historical Examples of fumed
Dick paddled and fumed and splashed water and got more excited.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
If any one (except my father) had called me a fool for my pains, how I should have fired and fumed!Barnaby Rudge
Mr. Bartlett, the passenger, had been on time and had fumed and fretted at the delay.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
I thrashed him while he fumed and foamed, and cursed and swore.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
There was no excuse for their heartless conduct, he fumed indignantly.Steve and the Steam Engine
Sara Ware Bassett
Word Origin for fume
late 14c., from Old French fum "smoke, steam, vapor, breath," from Latin fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (source of Italian fumo, Spanish humo), from PIE *dheu- (cf. Sanskrit dhumah, Old Church Slavonic dymu, Lithuanian dumai, Old Prussian dumis "smoke," Middle Irish dumacha "fog," Greek thymos "spirit, mind, soul").
c.1400, "to fumigate," from Old French fumer, from Latin fumare "to smoke, steam," from fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (see fume (n.)). Figurative sense of "show anger" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Fumed; fumes; fuming.