Definition of furore in English:

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furore

Pronunciation: /ˌfjʊ(ə)ˈrɔːri/
/ˌfjʊ(ə)ˈrɔː/
(US furor /ˈfjʊərɔː/)

noun

[in singular]
1An outbreak of public anger or excitement: the verdict raised a furore over the role of courtroom psychiatry
More example sentences
  • They are hoping to take advantage of the public anger and media furor generated by the first of Gomery's two reports.
  • Both have maintained they have been hard-done by and both have stirred up a public furore over whether they are the victims of the justice system.
  • The whole furore happened when the public hadn't heard the song.
Synonyms
commotion, uproar, outcry, disturbance, hubbub, hurly-burly, fuss, upset, tumult, brouhaha, palaver, to-do, pother, turmoil, tempest, agitation, pandemonium, confusion;
stir, excitement;
scandal, sensation
informal song and dance, hoo-ha, hullabaloo, ballyhoo, hoopla, rumpus, flap, tizz, tizzy, tizz-woz, stink, performance, pantomime, scene
British informal carry-on, kerfuffle
North American informal snafu
1.1 archaic A wave of enthusiastic admiration; a craze: it was little thought that they would excite such a furore among stamp collectors

Origin

Late 18th century: from Italian, from Latin furor, from furere 'be mad, rage'.

Words that rhyme with furore

cacciatore, Corey, dory, Florey, flory, glory, gory, hoary, hunky-dory, lory, Maury, monsignori, Montessori, multistorey, Pori, Rory, satori, saury, storey, story, Tory, vainglory

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