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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.]
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(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]
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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
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1. Violent or unrestrained anger:
2. The current custom:
Informal: thing.
Idioms: the in thing, the last word, the latest thing.
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n. furor, ira extrema.
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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.
Impia tortorum longos hic turba furores Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit.
After creating a lot of furor following removal of a photojournalistic image from its platform, the company again drew ire this week for removing a news article posted by Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.
Summary: The 26-year-old was recently chosen as the ambassador for Furor, a men's casual western wear brand
Lahore -- Furor, the fast fashion forward clothing brand, unveils Bilal Abbas Khan as the Brand Ambassador and the face of their newest collection named Summer Impressions!
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.
The furor in India has calmed down after Rome sent its marines back to the country for further trial in connection with the murder of two Indian fishermen but the move has stirred anger in Italy with many demanding for resignation of Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi.
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.