furious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English furious, from Old French furieus, from Latin furiōsus. Displaced native Old English hātheort (literally hot-hearted).

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Adjective[edit]

furious (comparative more furious, superlative most furious)

  1. Feeling great anger; raging; violent.
    a furious animal; parent furious at their child's behaviour
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XXII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
      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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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French furieus, from Latin furiōsus; equivalent to furie +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌfiu̯riˈuːs/, /ˈfiu̯rius/

Adjective[edit]

furious

  1. furious, raging
  2. ferocious, frightening
  3. extreme, severe
  4. (rare) impetuous, hasty

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: furious

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