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furor

fu·ror

furor

pronunciation:
fyu rr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: turmoil or commotion.
The election results caused such furor that some saw a threat to the stability of the nation.
synonyms:
tumult, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, uproar
similar words:
convulsion, delirium, fever, hoopla, hubbub, hurly-burly, storm
definition 2: a specific uproar or state of unrest, such as that caused by a scandal or incident of injustice.
Tempers flared in the furor that ensued over the firing of the teacher.
synonyms:
commotion, hoopla, storm, tempest, upheaval, uproar
similar words:
ado, brouhaha, controversy, fuss, scandal, squall, to-do, tumult
definition 3: violent anger; fury; rage.
In their furor, the men overturned the vehicle, poured gasoline over it, and set it ablaze.
synonyms:
fury, madness, rage, wrath
similar words:
anger, frenzy, hysteria, mania, tumult
definition 4: a state of general excitement or intense enthusiasm.
The new product caused a furor among consumers.
synonyms:
excitement, frenzy, mania