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1Extremely angry:‘he was furious when he learned about it’
enraged, raging, infuriated, very angry, inflamed, incandescent, fuming, boiling, seething, incensed, irate, frenzied, in a frenzy, raving mad, mad, maddened, ranting, raving, wrathful, in a temper, beside oneselfView synonyms
- ‘They are furious at school rules that forbid kissing, hugging, and holding hands.’
- ‘If so, no wonder David Blunkett is reported to be furious at the publication of Archer's book.’
- ‘I have known from day one about there being no seatbelts and I am furious at the British Forces.’
- ‘The conductors are furious at huge rises given to train drivers in a bid to solve a crippling shortage.’
- ‘Rifkind is furious at public suggestions that he is preparing to go in with Clarke, but the ground has been laid.’
- ‘A new home owner furious at faults with the construction has put up a warning notice to other potential buyers.’
- ‘A smoke bomb attack has left traders furious at the rising level of Witham youth crime.’
- ‘Another tale has it that several co-workers are furious at my caricaturing them on one post.’
- ‘We were about to ask for a table for dinner, but furious at being treated so rudely we just walked out.’
- ‘The fans were furious at such a suggestion and several said they would rip up their membership cards if it were to happen.’
- ‘Linda Bennet is not the only one to be furious at the continuing loss of trees in Bexley and particularly Welling.’
- ‘The party membership will be furious at being diverted from the real enemy, which is Labour.’
- ‘The mother is furious at the police. Does she take no responsibility in this matter at all?’
- ‘If anything, the public is furious at Blunkett for not being heavy enough.’
- ‘Insiders at the town hall say the council is furious at the move, which will wreck hopes of a massive jobs boom.’
- ‘Critics of fish farming are furious at what they consider to be an attempt to hoodwink the public.’
- ‘The departments are furious at the misuse being made of their facilities.’
- ‘Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor was furious at the way his team had fallen off the pace in the second half.’
- ‘Trinity councillor Tony Lambert has been to inspect the hole and is furious at the lack of action.’
- ‘They are furious at the limited options offered by Wandsworth Council for the Woking Close site.’
2Full of anger or energy; violent or intense:‘he drove at a furious speed’
fierce, wild, violentView synonyms
- ‘I needed to pace for a few minutes in order to get rid of some of the furious energy.’
- ‘One time I was forced to get into a furious argument to stop my cover being blown.’
- ‘He accelerates the images until they reach a furious speed resulting in a new kind of film space.’
- ‘As in gladiatorial chariot races, the pace is furious and the tricks dirty.’
- ‘Nikki was spotted having a furious argument with Danny outside the set of the show.’
- ‘When Paddy found out he was furious and stormed back into the office for an explanation.’
- ‘Are there really two distinct things operating in Medea, her plans and her furious anger?’
- ‘A furious Victor stormed back out of the Diary Room to square up to her and had to be restrained by Stuart.’
Late Middle English: from Old French furieus, from Latin furiosus, from furia fury.
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