Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of furor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. uproar; enthusiastic anger.
  • n. excitement or commotion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excitement; commotion; enthusiasm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as furor.

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

  • n. a sudden outburst (as of protest)
  • n. an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

Etymologies

Italian, from Latin furor, frenzy; see furor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin furor (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The convicted racist and public funding parasite behind the furore is one Ruggie Johnson of The Monitoring Group North.

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  • Create more of a divide between Scotland and England/Wales and the resultant furore is further evidence of the growing and tangible fractures.

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  • After quoting this, Gary goes on to say how he thinks some of the furore is missing the point:

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  • But still, the song’s power to invoke a furore is still there – not so long ago a school banned Imagine in case the students all decided to gang up and, um, imagine they didn’t have any stuff.

    Yoko Ono Talks About John Lennon For A Bloody Change

  • What has caused a bit more of a furore is the use of a sequence which is nearly identical to some well-known camcorder footage of the Twin Towers coming down: a skyscraper collapses, the wall of dust and debris shoots down the street, our characters take cover in a nearby store, and then emerge onto the dust-enshrouded street.

    Cloverfield

  • No, this isn't referring to the furore over the re-election of Sepp Blatter to the presidency of Fifa.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Carberry, recalling the furore that erupted when his colleague MP Judith David-Blair spoke about the President, questioned whether he was within line to quote what the President said in the LCDS before he read sections from the document.

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  • The furore is another blow to the Jets, who were on the brink of collapse before

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  • England under-21 boss Stuart Pearce has given his backing to under fire John Terry, calling the furore surrounding his private life a "witch hunt".

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  • The entire Churchill team was offloaded in Mumbai due to the in-flight ruckus but Alemao insisted that the furore was the creation of the flight crew.

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