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noun,plural fu·ries.
  1. unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion, or the like: The gods unleashed their fury on the offending mortal.

  2. violence; vehemence; fierceness: the fury of a hurricane;a fury of creative energy.

  1. Furies, Classical Mythology. minor female divinities: the daughters of Gaia who punished crimes at the instigation of the victims: known to the Greeks as the Erinyes or Eumenides and to the Romans as the Furiae or Dirae. Originally there were an indefinite number, but were later restricted to Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone.

  2. a fierce and violent person, especially a woman: She became a fury when she felt she was unjustly accused.

Idioms about fury

  1. like fury, Informal. violently; intensely: It rained like fury.

Origin of fury

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English furey, furye, from Old French furie, from Latin furia “rage,” equivalent to fur(ere) “to be angry, rage” + -ia, noun suffix; see -y2

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1. See anger.

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British Dictionary definitions for fury


/ (ˈfjʊərɪ) /

nounplural -ries
  1. violent or uncontrolled anger; wild rage

  2. an outburst of such anger

  1. uncontrolled violence: the fury of the storm

  2. a person, esp a woman, with a violent temper

  3. See Furies

  4. like fury informal violently; furiously: they rode like fury

Origin of fury

C14: from Latin furia rage, from furere to be furious

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Other Idioms and Phrases with fury


see hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

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