furor

[ fyoor-awr, -er ]
/ ˈfyʊər ɔr, -ər /

noun

a general outburst of enthusiasm, excitement, controversy, or the like.
a prevailing fad, mania, or craze.
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 confused

furore fury
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