furor

[fyoor-awr, -er]
See more synonyms for furor on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a general outburst of enthusiasm, excitement, controversy, or the like.
  2. a prevailing fad, mania, or craze.
  3. fury; rage; madness.
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

Synonyms for furor

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for furor

Contemporary Examples of furor

Historical Examples of furor


Word Origin and History for 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