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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French furie, from Latin furia (rage)


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfjʊə.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfjʊɚ.i/, /ˈfjʊɹ.i/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊəɹi


fury (countable and uncountable, plural furies)

  1. Extreme anger.
    • 1960 March, J. P. Wilson & E. N. C. Haywood, “The route through the Peak - Derby to Manchester: Part One”, in Trains Illustrated, page 155:
      The building of the railway in this notable beauty spot roused the great Victorian writer John Ruskin to fury.
  2. Strength or violence in action.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, Lvcrece (First Quarto)‎[1], London: [] Richard Field, for Iohn Harrison, [], OCLC 236076664:
      Small lightes are ſoone blown out, huge fires abide, / And with the winde in greater furie fret: / The petty ſtreames that paie a dailie det / To their ſalt ſoveraigne with their freſh fals haſt, / Adde to his flowe, but alter not his taſt.
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      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, []!
  3. An angry or malignant person.
Derived terms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Latin fur (thief).


fury (plural furies)

  1. (obsolete) A thief.




fury f

  1. inflection of fura:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative plural