[fyoor-awr, -er]


a general outburst of enthusiasm, excitement, controversy, or the like.
a prevailing fad, mania, or craze.
fury; rage; madness.

Nearby words

  1. furniture,
  2. furniture beetle,
  3. furnivall,
  4. furo,
  5. furocoumarin,
  6. furor epilepticus,
  7. furore,
  8. furosemide,
  9. furphy,
  10. furred

Also especially British, fu·rore (for defs 1, 2).

Origin of furor

1425–75; < Latin: a raging; replacing late Middle English fureor < Middle French

Can be confusedfurore fury

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Word Origin and History for furor



late 15c., from Middle French fureur, from Latin furor "a ravaging, rage, madness, passion;" related to furia "rage, passion, fury" (see fury).

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