furibund

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally from Latin furibundus.

Adjective[edit]

furibund (comparative more furibund, superlative most furibund)

  1. Choleric, irate, propense to being furious.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      And so poor Louison Chabray, no asseveration or shrieks availing her, fair slim damsel, late in the arms of Royalty, has a garter round her neck, and furibund Amazons at each end; is about to perish so []
    • 1918, Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians:
      Wiseman's encyclical, dated "from without the Flaminian Gate," in which he announced the new departure, was greeted in England by a storm of indignation, culminating in the famous and furibund letter of Lord John Russell, then Prime Minister, against the insolence of the "Papal Aggression."