furious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French furieus, from Latin furiosus

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Adjective[edit]

furious (comparative more furious, superlative most furious)

  1. Transported with passion or fury; raging; violent.
    a furious animal;   a furious cuckold
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago. Next day she found her way to their lodgings and tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head.
  2. Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence.
    a furious stream;   a furious wind or storm

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