[fyoo r-ee-uh s]


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 furiously



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 furiously
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Idioms and Phrases with furiously


see fast and furious.

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