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furor

[fyoo r-awr, -er] /ˈfyʊər ɔr, -ər/
noun
1.
a general outburst of enthusiasm, excitement, controversy, or the like.
2.
a prevailing fad, mania, or craze.
3.
fury; rage; madness.
Origin of furor
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; < Latin: a raging; replacing late Middle English fureor < Middle French
Can be confused
furore, fury.
Synonyms
1, 3. frenzy, uproar, commotion, turmoil.
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n.

late 15c., from Middle French fureur, from Latin furor "a ravaging, rage, madness, passion;" related to furia "rage, passion, fury" (see fury).

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