- full of fury, violent passion, or rage; extremely angry; enraged: He was furious about the accident.
- intensely violent, as wind or storms.
- of unrestrained energy, speed, etc.: furious activity.
Origin of furious
Examples from the Web for furious
The story was so appalling, the attack so brutish and morally offensive, that it provoked an immediate, furious response.Why It Was Right to Question Rolling Stone’s U-VA Rape Story
December 5, 2014
I also believe the administration is hiding something about Benghazi and Fast and Furious, but the key word is “believe.”The Facts About Ferguson Matter, Dammit
December 3, 2014
“Operation Fast and Furious” continues to rankle some Republicans.The GOP Senate: A New Utopia Dawns
P. J. O’Rourke
November 8, 2014
“They are furious with Pippa,” an aristocratic source told Radar Online at the time.NBC’s Today Show ‘Hires’ Pippa Middleton
Lloyd Grove, Tom Sykes
November 5, 2014
And by the time it was all over, his fellow Republicans in Washington were furious.Ted Cruz Quits Screwing With the GOP
October 16, 2014
Then there was a furious clamor and a huge dog rushed at him.Way of the Lawless
He was furious at this supposition that she would continue in her irregular practices.Within the Law
When he found that the ice was out and the beer warm and flat, he was furious.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Then, with a brusque movement of furious resolution, he disappeared in the night.The Dream
Thud, thud—ta-thud, thud—on they charged at a furious pace directly at us.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
- extremely angry or annoyed; raging
- violent, wild, or unrestrained, as in speed, vigour, energy, etc
Word Origin and History for furious
late 14c., from Old French furieus (14c., Modern French furieux), from Latin furiosus "full of rage, mad," from furia "rage, passion, fury." Furioso, from the Italian form of the word, was used in English 17c.-18c. for "an enraged person," probably from Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso."
Idioms and Phrases with furious
see fast and furious.