Furor meaning

fyo͝orôr, -ər
Violent anger; frenzy.
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A general commotion; public disorder or uproar.
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A fashion adopted enthusiastically by the public; a fad.
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A state of intense excitement or ecstasy.
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Fury; rage; frenzy.
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The definition of a furor is a frenzy or an outrage.

An example of a furor is a stampede of people racing down the street.

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Origin of furor

  • Middle English furour wrath, fury from Old French fureur from Latin furor from furere to rage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English fureor, from Middle French fureur, from Old French furor, from Latin furor, from furō (“I rage, I am out of my mind”)

    From Wiktionary