furor

[fyoor-awr, -er]
noun
1.
a general outburst of enthusiasm, excitement, controversy, or the like.
2.
a prevailing fad, mania, or craze.
3.
fury; rage; madness.
Also, especially British, furore (for defs 1, 2).


Origin:
1425–75; < Latin: a raging; replacing late Middle English fureor < Middle French

furore, fury.


1, 3. frenzy, uproar, commotion, turmoil.
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furore or esp (US) furor (fjʊˈrɔːrɪ, ˈfjʊərɔː)
 
n
1.  a public outburst, esp of protest; uproar
2.  a sudden widespread enthusiasm for something; craze
3.  frenzy; rage; madness
 
[C15: from Latin: frenzy, rage, from furere to rave]
 
furor or esp (US) furor
 
n
 
[C15: from Latin: frenzy, rage, from furere to rave]

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furor
late 15c., from M.Fr. fureur, from L. furor, related to furia "rage, passion, fury."
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Example sentences
The furor over the demise of the scholarly monograph in the humanities comes
  from diverse academic quarters.
What if nationalistic furor grips the nation and drives it towards a
  belligerent nature.
Oblivious to the furor he had created, he was all angelic innocence.
He presented his ideas at conferences and invited seminars months before the
  media furor.
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