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



    BrE BrE//ˈfjʊəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjʊri//
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  1. 1[uncountable] extreme anger that often includes violent behaviour 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. See related entries: Anger
  3. 3 the Furies [plural] (in ancient Greek stories) three goddesses who punish people for their crimes
  4. see also furious
    Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French furie, from Latin furia, from furiosus ‘furious’, from furere ‘be mad, rage’.Extra examples Fury erupted over a speech made by the Prime Minister. He growled with barely controlled fury. He kicked the tree in fury at his own stupidity. He reacted with cold fury He vented his fury on a telephone box. He was beside himself with fury. He would have to face the full fury of his father. Her fury against him rose. His face and body sagged as his fury fadeed. His face and body sagged as the fury drained from him. I had never felt such fury before. I hoped she wouldn’t turn her fury on me. She directed her fury at her father. She turned on him in a fury. That kind of treatment would drive anyone to fury. The decision to close the factory has provoked fury. Fury over tax increases. He shouted at her in a fury, ‘Get out of my house!’ Her face was white with fury. In a cold fury my uncle hurled his son from the room.Idioms
    hell hath no fury (like a woman scorned)
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    used to refer to somebody, usually a woman, who has reacted very angrily to something, especially the fact that her husband or lover has been unfaithful
    (informal) with great effort, power, speed, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fury