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 (fyo͝or′ôr′, -ər)
1. A general commotion; public disorder or uproar.
2. Violent anger; frenzy.
3. A fashion adopted enthusiastically by the public; a fad.
4. A state of intense excitement or ecstasy.

[Middle English furour, wrath, fury, from Old French fureur, from Latin furor, from furere, to rage.]


(ˈfyʊər ɔr, -ər)

1. a general outburst of enthusiasm, excitement, controversy, or the like.
2. a prevailing fad, mania, or craze.
3. fury; rage; madness.
Also, esp. Brit.,fu′rore (for defs. 1, 2).
[1425–75; late Middle English fureor < Middle French < Latin: a raging; see fury, -or1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.furor - an interest followed with exaggerated zealfuror - an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
2.furor - a sudden outburst (as of protest)
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
brouhaha - a confused disturbance far greater than its cause merits


1. Violent or unrestrained anger:
2. The current custom:
Informal: thing.
Idioms: the in thing, the last word, the latest thing.


n. furor, ira extrema.
References in classic literature ?
The book created a furor, and was promptly suppressed by the Oligarchy.
Also, how the Doctor's cogitating manner was attributable to his being always engaged in looking out for Greek roots; which, in my innocence and ignorance, I supposed to be a botanical furor on the Doctor's part, especially as he always looked at the ground when he walked about, until I understood that they were roots of words, with a view to a new Dictionary which he had in contemplation.
I know not how significant it is, or how far it is an evidence of singularity, that an individual should thus consent in his pettiest walk with the general movement of the race; but I know that something akin to the migratory instinct in birds and quadrupeds--which, in some instances, is known to have affected the squirrel tribe, impelling them to a general and mysterious movement, in which they were seen, say some, crossing the broadest rivers, each on its particular chip, with its tail raised for a sail, and bridging narrower streams with their dead--that something like the furor which affects the domestic cattle in the spring, and which is referred to a worm in their tails,--affects both nations and individuals, either perennially or from time to time.
In this week's edition of the Trib+Health newsletter: A furor over a drug company's price hike spurs reversal in course, sports concussions may be underreported in Texas and an interview with Steven Kelder of the University of Texas School of Public Health.
In Worcester this year, it's a September surprise - the furor in the past few days over whether the preliminary election ballot should indicate which City Council candidates are seeking re-election.
In that text, the creative individual, susceptible to melancholy, is subject to furor and its divinely inspired creation, but also, more critically, to risks to the mind and body.
Although critics would still have lambasted the board for its decision in the Brown case, the absence of the secrecy issue would have quickly muted the furor.
Amid the furor over phone probes there is a troubling concern that has gone unremarked: The increasing politicization of the top job.
But the numbers on the tally sheets are certain to create a furor at some companies, and "innocent people will get shot," says Tom Wamberg, president and CEO of Clark Consulting in North Barrington, Ill.
Imagine the furor newscasters could stir up if they publicized the rapes and murders in Darfur.
But since the public furor that resulted upon hearing the news, Moscati said, "It would be very difficult for the Vatican to accept the project.
The national furor created by California's law is causing many states and many state CPA societies to examine their own laws.