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furor Syllabification: fu·ror
Pronunciation: /ˈfyo͝oˌrôr/
(also chiefly British furore)

Definition of furor in English:


[in singular]
1An outbreak of public anger or excitement: the article raised a furor among mathematicians
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.
commotion, uproar, outcry, fuss, upset, brouhaha, foofaraw, palaver, pother, tempest, agitation, pandemonium, disturbance, hubbub, rumpus, tumult, turmoil;
stir, excitement
informal song and dance, to-do, hoo-ha, hullabaloo, ballyhoo, flap, stink
1.1 archaic A wave of enthusiastic admiration; a craze.


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

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