(US furor /ˈfjʊərɔː/)
- 1An outbreak of public anger or excitement: the verdict raised a furore over the role of courtroom psychiatryMore example sentences
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, sceneNorth American • informal snafu
- 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.
late 18th century: from Italian, from Latin furor, from furere 'be mad, rage'.