Definition of furious in English:

furious

adjective

  • 1Extremely angry.

    ‘he was furious when he learned about it’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If anything, the public is furious at Blunkett for not being heavy enough.’
    • ‘The fans were furious at such a suggestion and several said they would rip up their membership cards if it were to happen.’
    • ‘The departments are furious at the misuse being made of their facilities.’
    • ‘Rifkind is furious at public suggestions that he is preparing to go in with Clarke, but the ground has been laid.’
    • ‘They are furious at the limited options offered by Wandsworth Council for the Woking Close site.’
    • ‘If so, no wonder David Blunkett is reported to be furious at the publication of Archer's book.’
    • ‘Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor was furious at the way his team had fallen off the pace in the second half.’
    • ‘Insiders at the town hall say the council is furious at the move, which will wreck hopes of a massive jobs boom.’
    • ‘I have known from day one about there being no seatbelts and I am furious at the British Forces.’
    • ‘They are furious at school rules that forbid kissing, hugging, and holding hands.’
    • ‘Another tale has it that several co-workers are furious at my caricaturing them on one post.’
    • ‘The party membership will be furious at being diverted from the real enemy, which is Labour.’
    • ‘The conductors are furious at huge rises given to train drivers in a bid to solve a crippling shortage.’
    • ‘Trinity councillor Tony Lambert has been to inspect the hole and is furious at the lack of action.’
    • ‘The mother is furious at the police. Does she take no responsibility in this matter at all?’
    • ‘A smoke bomb attack has left traders furious at the rising level of Witham youth crime.’
    • ‘We were about to ask for a table for dinner, but furious at being treated so rudely we just walked out.’
    enraged, raging, infuriated, very angry, inflamed, incandescent, fuming, boiling, seething, incensed, irate, frenzied, in a frenzy, raving mad, mad, maddened, ranting, raving, wrathful, in a temper, beside oneself
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  • 2Full of anger or energy; violent or intense.

    ‘he drove at a furious speed’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One time I was forced to get into a furious argument to stop my cover being blown.’
    • ‘Nikki was spotted having a furious argument with Danny outside the set of the show.’
    • ‘When Paddy found out he was furious and stormed back into the office for an explanation.’
    • ‘He accelerates the images until they reach a furious speed resulting in a new kind of film space.’
    • ‘As in gladiatorial chariot races, the pace is furious and the tricks dirty.’
    fierce, wild, violent
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Origin

Late Middle English from Old French furieus, from Latin furiosus, from furia ‘fury’.

Pronunciation

furious

/ˈfjʊərɪəs/