(also chiefly British furore)
- 1An outbreak of public anger or excitement: the article raised a furor among mathematiciansMore 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.
late 18th century: from Italian furore, from Latin furor, from furere 'be mad, rage'.