Fury meaning

fyo͝orē
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Any of the Furies.
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A violent or vengeful person; esp., such a woman.
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The definition of fury is uncontrolled fierceness or extreme and wild anger.

When you catch your spouse lying to you, become really mad and start throwing dishes, which is an example of fury.

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Extreme anger.
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Strength or violence in action.
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An angry or malignant person.
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(obsolete) A thief.
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(Roman mythology) Female personification of vengeance .
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(archaic) Inspired frenzy.
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(greek & roman mythology) Any of the spirits who pursue and torment the doers of unavenged crimes, identified with the Greek Erinyes.
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Violence; vehemence; fierceness.

The fury of a storm.

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like fury
  • with great violence, speed, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of fury

  • Middle English furie from Old French from Latin furia from furere to rage

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

  • From Old French furie, from Latin furia (“rage”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From the Latin furia ("rage")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin fur (“thief”).

    From Wiktionary