Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of or characterized by extreme anger; raging. synonym: angry.
  • adjective Full of intensity; energetic or fierce.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Transported with passion or fury; raging; violent.
  • adjective Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Transported with passion or fury; raging; violent; as, a furious animal.
  • adjective Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence; as, a furious stream; a furious wind or storm.

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

  • adjective (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
  • adjective marked by extreme anger
  • adjective marked by extreme and violent energy

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French furieus, from Latin furiōsus, from furia, fury; see fury.]

Examples

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