[ fyoo r-ee-uh s ]
/ ˈfyʊər i əs /


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

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

Related forms

fu·ri·ous·ly, adverbfu·ri·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for furiously


/ (ˈfjʊərɪəs) /


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

Derived Forms

furiously, adverbfuriousness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with furiously


see fast and furious.

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