Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being furious or outraged; enragement; inflamedness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being furious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being furious; violent agitation; impetuous motion; madness; frenzy; rage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being wild or turbulent

Etymologies

From furious +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Let it jolly well go," said Dicky in furiousness.

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  • One positive thing did come out of my episodic furiousness and that was that I found out I was a polyglot.

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  • Were we not, we would not be destroying the world of our great grandchildren with the mad furiousness with which we are knowingly destroying it.

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  • The absolute furiousness of the tempo is typical of The Fall's later exercises in deliriousness.

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  • For they may rightly be termed coffers to cast oates into, a devouring gulfe of meate, and wherein there is no other pleasure to be taken, but onely in their crie and furiousness when they are come to be great ones: or continuall cheaping whiles they be little….

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  • I was about to give a flat refusal to the dervish, when I observed that his countenance, which hitherto had been all smiles and good humour, had changed to downright furiousness; and fearing that he would take by force that which I could not protect, I, with all the reluctance imaginable, consented to the execution of his project.

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  • He will keep me secretly in His tabernacle from the strife of tongues, and will turn the furiousness of my enemies to His glory; and as my day my strength will be.

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  • My dear reader, consider what great distress we must have been in at this time, when the ship was tossed and rolled about in such a dreadful manner and expecting every moment that the ship would be staved in pieces, by the furiousness of the raging sea.

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  • But it was too late: the storm was up, and force was on her to give way to it; for now the man-machine, strongly work'd upon by the sensual passion, felt so manfully his advantages and superiority, felt withal the sting of pleasure so intolerable, that maddening with it, his joys began to assume a character of furiousness which made me tremble for the too tender Louisa.

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  • But it was too late: the storm was up, and force was on her to give way to it; for now the man-machine, strongly worked upon by the sensual passion, felt so manfully his advantages and superiority, felt withal the sting of pleasure so intolerable, that maddening with it, his joys began to assume a character of furiousness which made me tremble for the too tender Louisa.

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