furious

[ fyoo r-ee-uh s ]
/ ˈfyʊər i əs /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. furfuran,
  2. furfurol,
  3. furiae,
  4. furies,
  5. furioso,
  6. furiously,
  7. furkid,
  8. furl,
  9. furl.,
  10. furlong

Origin of furious

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Latin word furiōsus. See fury, -ous

Related formsfu·ri·ous·ly, adverbfu·ri·ous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for furious

furious

/ (ˈfjʊərɪəs) /

adjective

extremely angry or annoyed; raging
violent, wild, or unrestrained, as in speed, vigour, energy, etc
Derived Formsfuriously, adverbfuriousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for furious

furious

adj.

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."

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Idioms and Phrases with furious

furious

see fast and furious.

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