American English

Definition of fury noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] extreme anger that often includes violent behavior synonym rage Her eyes blazed with fury. Fury over tax increases (= as a newspaper headline ). (figurative) There was no shelter from the fury of the storm.
  2. 2[singular] a state of being extremely angry about something synonym rage He flew into a fury when I refused.
  3. 3the Furies [plural] (in ancient Greek stories) three goddesses who punish people for their crimes see also furious
  4. Idioms
    hell hath no fury (like a woman scorned)
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    used to refer to someone, usually a woman, who has reacted very angrily to something, especially the fact that her husband or lover has been unfaithful
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fury