[ fyoor-ee ]
/ ˈfyʊər i /

noun, plural fu·ries.

unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion, or the like: The gods unleashed their fury on the offending mortal.
violence; vehemence; fierceness: the fury of a hurricane; a fury of creative energy.
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 number, but were later restricted to Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone.
a fierce and violent person, especially a woman: She became a fury when she felt she was unjustly accused.

Idioms for fury

    like fury, Informal. violently; intensely: It rained like fury.

Origin of fury

1325–75; Middle English < Latin furia rage, equivalent to fur(ere) to be angry, rage + -ia -y2

synonym study for fury

1. See anger.


furore fury

Example sentences from the Web for fury

British Dictionary definitions for fury

/ (ˈfjʊərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

violent or uncontrolled anger; wild rage
an outburst of such anger
uncontrolled violence the fury of the storm
a person, esp a woman, with a violent temper
See Furies
like fury informal violently; furiously they rode like fury

Word Origin for fury

C14: from Latin furia rage, from furere to be furious

Idioms and Phrases with fury


see hell has no fury like a woman scorned.