Definition of furore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fjuˈrɔːri//
, BrE//ˈfjʊərɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjʊrɔːr//
(also furor
BrE BrE//ˈfjʊərɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjʊrɔːr//
especially in North American English
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great anger or excitement shown by a number of people, usually caused by a public event synonym uproar furore (among somebody) His novel about Jesus caused a furore among Christians. furore (about/over something) the recent furore over the tax increases Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Italian, from Latin furor, from furere ‘be mad, rage’.Extra examples His choice of words created quite a furore. His resignation passed almost unnoticed amid the furore of the elections. The sale of the two best players caused a furore among the fans. the furore over the proposed introduction of tax on fuel the furore surrounding her appointment the furore which surrounded her appointment as chairman The sale of the player caused a furore among fans. You may have read about some of the furore surrounding the film.