noun, plural fu·ries.
- fusarium wilt
Origin of fury
Examples from the Web for furies
But it turns out The Furies of Maidan is not a figment of his imagination.Want a Good Look at Putin’s Pervy Propaganda? See ‘The Furies of Maidan’|Cathy Young|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like the Furies, the Cheneys stand for unreason and emotionalism.
Her indecent haste, her hideous petition, show that she shared the furies of her race.Oscar Wilde|Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
Had not the old Marquis of Norborough been celebrated through his entire life for his furies?T. Tembarom|Frances Hodgson Burnett
So Berlioz started for Italy, smarting with rage and pain, as if the Furies were lashing him with their scorpion whips.Great Musical Composers|George T. Ferris
The blacke infernall Furies, the Erinyes, or goddesses of vengeance, who dwelt in Erebus.Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I|Edmund Spenser
Let the individual descend below a certain level, and countless dead suddenly seize and destroy him,—like the Furies.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2|Elizabeth Bisland
pl n singular Fury
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for fury
late 14c., "fierce passion," from Old French furie (14c.), from Latin furia "violent passion, rage, madness," related to furere "to rage, be mad." Romans used Furiæ to translate Greek Erinyes, the collective name for the avenging deities sent from Tartarus to punish criminals (in later accounts three in number and female). Hence, figuratively, "an angry woman" (late 14c.).
In classical mythology, hideous female monsters who relentlessly pursued evildoers.
see hell has no fury like a woman scorned.