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Definition of furious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1very angry furious (at something/somebody) She was absolutely furious at having been deceived. furious (with somebody/yourself) He was furious with himself for letting things get so out of control. furious (that…) I'm furious that I wasn't told about it. synonyms at angry
  2. 2with great energy, speed, or anger a furious debate She drove off at a furious pace. a furious denunciation of the president's economic reforms see also fury
  3. Thesaurusangrymad furious upset indignant irateThese words all describe people feeling and/or showing anger.angry feeling or showing anger:Please don't be angry with me. Thousands of angry demonstrators filled the square.mad [not before noun] (informal) very angry:He got mad and walked out. She's mad at me for being late.furious extremely angry:He was furious at having been taken out of the game. He was furious with her for ruining the party.upset somewhat angry or annoyed:I was quite upset with him for being late.indignant feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you or someone else has been treated unfairly:She was very indignant at the way she had been treated.irate very angry:irate customers an irate letterPatterns angry/mad/furious/upset/indignant about/at something angry/furious/upset with somebody (for doing something) angry/mad/furious/upset/indignant that to get angry/mad/furious/upset to make somebody angry/mad/furious
adverb furiously angry “Damn!” he said furiously. They worked furiously all weekend, trying to get it finished on time.
fast and furious
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2(of films/movies, shows, etc.) full of rapid action and sudden changes In his latest movie, the action is fast and furious.
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