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furor

[ fyoor-awr, -er ]
/ ˈfyʊər ɔr, -ər /
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noun

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

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RELATED WORDS

flap, agitation, fury, tumult, fuss, ruckus, commotion, free-for-all, uproar, rage, frenzy, outburst, enthusiasm, outcry, craze, hysteria, whirl, mania, madness, lunacy

Nearby words

furniture, furniture beetle, furnivall, furo, furocoumarin, furor, furor epilepticus, furore, furosemide, furphy, 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
SYNONYMS FOR furor
Can be confusedfurore fury
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for furor

furor


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper