full of fury, violent passion, or rage; extremely angry; enraged: He was furious about the accident.
intensely violent, as wind or storms.
of unrestrained energy, speed, etc.: furious activity.

1300–50; Middle English < Latin furiōsus. See fury, -ous

furiously, adverb
furiousness, noun
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furious (ˈfjʊərɪəs)
1.  extremely angry or annoyed; raging
2.  violent, wild, or unrestrained, as in speed, vigour, energy, etc

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. furieus, from L. furiosus "full of rage, mad," from furia "rage, passion, fury." Furioso, from the It. form of the word, was used in Eng. 17c.-18c. for "an enraged person," probably from Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso."
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Idioms & Phrases


see fast and furious.

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Example sentences
Maybe she was so furious after her wild afternoon that she vented on the egg.
The budget-induced elimination of some journals hasn't left faculty furious or
  led to penalties from publishers, librarians say.
The well-conditioned thin are made furious by the fatties-the abstemious being
  singularly disposed to fury.
Everybody's furious about the bonuses being paid out to finance folks, but
  nobody quite knows what to do about it.
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