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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.
Impia tortorum longos hic turba furores Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit.
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.