fury

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French furie, from Latin furia (rage)

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Noun[edit]

fury (plural furies)

  1. Extreme anger.
  2. Strength or violence in action.
  3. An angry or malignant person.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 6, The Younger Set[1]:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, [] the speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, […]!”
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Etymology 2[edit]

Latin fur (thief).

Noun[edit]

fury (plural furies)

  1. (obsolete) A thief.
    • J. Fletcher
      Have an eye to your plate, for there be furies.