American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A general commotion; public disorder or uproar.
- n. Violent anger; frenzy.
- n. A fashion adopted enthusiastically by the public; a fad.
- n. A state of intense excitement or ecstasy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fury; rage; mania; specifically, an overpowering passion for or on account of something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; a fad.
- n. a sudden outburst (as of protest).
- n. an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
- n. a sudden outburst (as of protest)
- Middle English furour, wrath, fury, from Old French fureur, from Latin furor, from furere, to rage. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Healthcare Bill passed on March 21, 2010 amid much furor from the Right and much rejoicing from the Left.”
“Doesn't most of the Palin furor and noise come from Palin herself?”
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“The hatred and anti-government furor is spread via the Internet, but it was fueled by Republican politicians with Sarah Palin at the helm.”
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