Definitions

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

  • noun A general commotion; public disorder or uproar.
  • noun Violent anger; frenzy.
  • noun A fashion adopted enthusiastically by the public; a fad.
  • noun A state of intense excitement or ecstasy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Fury; rage; mania; specifically, an overpowering passion for or on account of something.

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

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

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

  • noun A general uproar or commotion
  • noun Violent anger or frenzy
  • noun A state of intense excitement

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English furour, wrath, fury, from Old French fureur, from Latin furor, from furere, to rage.]

Examples

  • So with the 0. 8% usage reduction you're still seeing a little bit of what we call the furor of the economy, which is consistent with the survey we did in the third quarter to customers.

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  • The Healthcare Bill passed on March 21, 2010 amid much furor from the Right and much rejoicing from the Left.

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  • Christopher L. Peterson, a law professor at the University of Utah who has criticized the record-keeping company's business model in scholarly articles, says the foreclosure furor is a serious challenge to MERS because the documentation problems show the company is doing an end run around hundreds of years of American property law.

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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.

    Clinton warns against violent anti-government attitude

  • Doesn't most of the Palin furor and noise come from Palin herself?

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  • I'm refreshed by Mel Burgess's suggestion that censorship furor is often more a fact of media exploitation than it is a reflection of the actual fortunes of a book.

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  • I'm refreshed by Mel Burgess's suggestion that censorship furor is often more a fact of media exploitation than it is a reflection of the actual fortunes of a book.

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  • I don't understand what all the furor is over a woman staying home to take care of it, "keep" it, guide it, guard it and rule it.

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  • I don't understand what all the furor is over a woman staying home to take care of it, "keep" it, guide it, guard it and rule it.

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  • A "fuhrer" furor is dogging the papal candidacy of Germany's top Roman Catholic cleric — over revelations he was a member of the Hitler Youth.

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  • the reason that this problem has come about like this and has caused such a furor in Western Christianity and has caused so many people to turn away from religion is that they do not want to understand that the world is not God.

    January 21, 2018