American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Full of or characterized by extreme anger; raging.
- adj. Suggestive of extreme anger in action or appearance; fierce. See Synonyms at angry.
- adj. Full of activity; energetic or rapid: the furious pace of the trading floor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of fury; transported with passion; raging; violent: as, a furious animal.
- Mad; frenzied; insane.
- Marked by fury or impetuosity; impelled by or moving with violence; vehement; boisterous: as, a furious blow; a furious wind or storm.
- Synonyms Impetuous, flerce, frantic, tumultuous, turbulent, tempestuous, stormy, angry.
- adj. Transported with passion or fury; raging; violent; as, a furious animal.
- adj. Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence; as, a furious stream; a furious wind or storm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Transported with passion or fury; raging; violent.
- adj. Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence
- adj. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
- adj. marked by extreme anger
- adj. marked by extreme and violent energy
- Middle English, from Old French furieus, from Latin furiōsus, from furia, fury; see fury. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Jonah advanced on her, his expression furious enough to make Sorcha cringe.”
“Former Health Minister George Smitherman earned the moniker "furious George" during a round of earlier fractious negotiations in 2005.”
“He dodged the attack of her boots, his expression furious, eyes like ice, the flame at the center twisting blue-cold.”
“Isabelle stood behind him, her expression furious.”
“English doesn't have the equivalent of enojadísimo, but "furious" is a better translation than "very angry.”
“Chase's eyes glared into his, his expression furious, his dark face twisted into lines of pain.”
“Dios, his face pale, his expression furious, was struggling to hold his temper.”
“Phillips was first at his typewriter, working it like a machine-gun, in short, furious spasms of word-fire.”
“Diana, however, has certainly seen Actaeon, her expression furious, her black servant tugging at the velvet cloth that could have lent her mistress modesty.”
“At times when his aides were describing him as "furious" - especially with the administration of George W. Bush - de Boer kept his public comments so modulated that it sounded like praise.”
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