Adjective "fury" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/ˈfjʊəri/

Definitions and examples

noun

Wild or violent anger.
  1. 'Rachel shouted, beside herself with fury'
  2. 'The demon screamed in fury as he flew through the air, before smashing through a tree and finally, sliding to a halt.'
  3. 'The net result is that often passengers arrive home late, in fury and bursting for a pee.'
  4. 'A white hot anger flared through him as he screamed in fury.'
  5. 'Either laid back or ignorant, Americans did not react to issues of genetically modified foods or cloning with the fury of Europeans.'
  6. 'The special committee decided after two hours of deliberation to consult on making the ban permanent, to the fury of many.'
  7. 'I thumped the mahogany table in fury and told Peat to take a letter for the prime minister.'
  8. 'Can I explain the extreme fury and violation I felt at that moment?'
  9. 'In particular, Western sexual freedom puts them under intolerable pressure, and they lash out in fury against us.'
  10. 'He got up and stamped his feet in fury, pulling his hair in angry humiliation.'
  11. 'She screamed in fury and then ran out of the room, hands over her ears as if she could hear someone screaming or maybe laughing at her.'
  12. 'You only had to witness Ferguson work himself into a fury over Ronaldo's participation in the Olympics to gauge the Portuguese's importance to the team.'
  13. 'The woman ran out in a fury, picked up the animal, and flung it savagely into the kennel.'
  14. 'I could feel myself building with anger, a cold fury; an anger that left me trembling from head to toe with my heart racing in my chest.'
  15. 'By now, it was at the bottom of the hill, blood gushing from its wounds, its anger now a frantic fury.'
  16. 'He shouted, kicking around the crates in a blind fury, rage coursing through his already angered veins.'
Extreme strength or violence in an action or a natural phenomenon.
  1. 'she was paddling with a new fury'
  2. 'The land and its colours, moods, and furies possess the people of Charleville in South West Queensland.'
  3. 'The beauty of our surroundings matches the fury of the stream.'
  4. 'They pushed opened the door revealing the full fury of the passing storm.'
  5. 'I hadn't imagined I would have such an intimate contact with the raw fury of nature.'
  6. 'The tsunami should open our eyes to the reality that no force on earth can fight against the fury of sea.'
  7. 'North of Fairwater, all the way to Ripon, it appears the trees did not feel the fury of our storm.'
  8. 'Iverson played with what appeared to be a reckless fury, as if he could only exorcise his demons on the basketball court.'
A spirit of punishment, often represented as one of three goddesses who pronounced curses on the guilty and inflicted famines and pestilences. The Furies were identified at an early date with the Eumenides.
  1. 'Judith removes the Furies - three goddesses sent to avenge crime and sin - from their classical context and situates them in our current social climate.'
  2. 'The Furies represent a guilty conscience and Medusa represents stubbornness that turns the heart to stone.'

More definitions

noun, plural furies.

1. unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion, or the like: The gods unleashed their fury on the offending mortal.

2. violence; vehemence; fierceness: the fury of a hurricane; a fury of creative energy.

3. Furies, Classical Mythology. minor female divinities: the daughters of Gaea who punished crimes at the instigation of the victims: known to the Greeks as the Erinyes or Eumenides and to the Romans as the Furiae or Dirae. Originally there were an indefinite numbe

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French furie, from Latin furia, from furiosus ‘furious’, from furere ‘be mad, rage’.

Phrase

like fury