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[fyoo r-ee-uh s] /ˈfyʊər i əs/
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.
Origin of furious
1300-50; Middle English < Latin furiōsus. See fury, -ous
Related forms
furiously, adverb
furiousness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for furiously
  • Fires start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely.
  • Fires under extreme conditions start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely.
  • Fires under extreme conditions start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely.
  • With a sudden gust of wind, the flag waves furiously.
  • When he got to our yard, our two dogs would get excited and bark furiously.
  • Without a word from the hunters, our dogs and those of another sled begin pulling furiously in their harnesses.
  • Of course the energy companies, presidents, investors and other interested mafias lobby furiously against that.
  • After a while, the roach starts grooming itself furiously for some time, followed by complete stillness.
  • But not everyone is ready for such a close-contact and furiously-paced event.
  • He barks furiously, and tugs on there pants to make them go back to there positions on the sofa.
British Dictionary definitions for furiously


extremely angry or annoyed; raging
violent, wild, or unrestrained, as in speed, vigour, energy, etc
Derived Forms
furiously, adverb
furiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for furiously

1550s, from furious + -ly (2).



late 14c., from Old French furieus (14c., Modern French furieux), from Latin furiosus "full of rage, mad," from furia "rage, passion, fury." Furioso, from the Italian form of the word, was used in English 17c.-18c. for "an enraged person," probably from Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso."

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