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."

furore
1790, It. form of furor, borrowed originally in the sense enthusiastic, popular admiration; it later descended to mean the same thing as furor and lost its usefulness.
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Example sentences
Its leaders obviously believe they will survive the furore-but their ambitious agenda for economic reform may not fare so well.
The current furore should help reverse both trends, she thinks.
These estimates have risen rapidly as the scale of the oil leaked has become apparent and the political furore has intensified.
The furore thus created a problem for the party's propagandists.
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