When you catch your spouse lying to you, become really mad and start throwing dishes, which is an example of fury.
- violent anger; wild rage
- a fit of this
- violence; vehemence; fierceness: the fury of a storm
- a violent or vengeful person; esp., such a woman
- any of the Furies
- Archaic inspired frenzy
Origin of furyMiddle English furie ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin furia ; from furere, to rage, probably ; from Indo-European an unverified form dhus-, to rage, storm, dust-colored ; from base an unverified form dheu-, to blow: see dull
- a. Violent anger; rage. See Synonyms at anger.b. A fit of anger: “I went into a fury and shouted in his face” (William Least Heat-Moon).
- a. Violent or frenzied action: the storm's fury.b. A violent disturbance or intense period of activity: “The Huns &ellipsis; moved into Italy, unleashing a fury of destruction” (Arther Ferrill).
- Fury Greek & Roman Mythology Any of the spirits who pursue and torment the doers of unavenged crimes, identified with the Greek Erinyes.
Origin of furyMiddle English furie, from Old French, from Latin furia, from furere, to rage.
From Old French furie, from Latin furia (“rage”)
- (obsolete) A thief.
- (Roman mythology) Female personification of vengeance .
From the Latin furia ("rage")