Definition of furious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfyo͝orēəs/


1Extremely angry: she was furious at this attempt to manipulate her
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  • Critics of fish farming are furious at what they consider to be an attempt to hoodwink the public.
  • Linda Bennet is not the only one to be furious at the continuing loss of trees in Bexley and particularly Welling.
  • A new home owner furious at faults with the construction has put up a warning notice to other potential buyers.
enraged, infuriated, very angry, irate, incensed, raging, incandescent, fuming, ranting, raving, seething, beside oneself, outraged
informal mad, hopping mad, wild, livid, boiling, apoplectic, hot under the collar, on the warpath, foaming at the mouth, steamed up, fit to be tied
literary wrathful
1.1Full of anger or energy; violent or intense: he drove at a furious speed
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  • I needed to pace for a few minutes in order to get rid of some of the furious energy.
  • Are there really two distinct things operating in Medea, her plans and her furious anger?
  • A furious Victor stormed back out of the Diary Room to square up to her and had to be restrained by Stuart.
heated, hot, passionate, fiery, “lively”;
fierce, vehement, violent, wild, unrestrained, tumultuous, turbulent, tempestuous, stormy



Example sentences
  • Marius grunted which Erika interpreted as his way of showing his agreement but in actuality it was his way of showing his furiousness.
  • That furiousness continued on the whole next day and into the night.
  • He throws the microphone down with furiousness and sits down in his chair without another word.


Late Middle English: from Old French furieus, from Latin furiosus, from furia 'fury'.

Words that rhyme with furious

curious, injurious, luxurious, penurious, perjurious, spurious, sulphureous (US sulfureous), usurious

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Syllabification: fu·ri·ous

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