furibondo

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From Latin furibundus.

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furibondo (feminine singular furibonda, masculine plural furibondi, feminine plural furibonde)

  1. furious, enraged, irate, seething, wrathful
    • 1516, Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, Canto XIV, 19
      Rodomonte non già men di Nembrotte,
      Indomito, superbo, e furibondo;
      Rodomonte not less than Nimrod,
      indomitable, proud, and wrathful;
    • 1638, Claudio Monteverdi, "Altri canti d'Amor", Madrigali guerrieri, et amoroso (text from an anonymous sonnet)
      Di Marte io canto furibondo e fiero
      i duri incontri e le battaglie audaci.
      Of Mars I sing furious and fierce, hard matches and battles bold.

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