AskDefine | Define furor

Dictionary Definition



1 an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season" [syn: fad, craze, furore, cult, rage]
2 a sudden outburst (as of protest) [syn: furore]

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Alternative spellings




  1. a frenzy


Extensive Definition

Furor may refer to:
  • Furor, a Spanish destoyer that fought at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
  • The Furor, a black metal band from Perth, Western Australia.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Alecto, Megaera, Nemesis, Tisiphone, abandon, aberration, abnormality, agitation, alienation, amok, ardency, ardor, attack, bluster, brain damage, brainsickness, brawl, broil, brouhaha, bug, burning rage, cacophony, chaos, clouded mind, commotion, convulsion, craze, craziness, crazy fancy, daftness, delirium, dementedness, dementia, derangement, disorientation, distraction, disturbance, ebullition, ecstasy, embroilment, enthusiasm, excitement, fanaticism, fascination, ferment, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fever, fire, fire and fury, fit, flap, folie, fomentation, foofaraw, frenzy, fume, furious rage, furore, fury, fuss, gusto, heart, heartiness, heat, hubbub, hysteria, impassionedness, infatuation, insaneness, insanity, intoxication, irrationality, liveliness, loss of mind, loss of reason, lunacy, madness, mania, manic-depressive psychosis, mental deficiency, mental derangement, mental disease, mental disorder, mental disturbance, mental illness, mental instability, mental sickness, mind overthrown, mindsickness, murderous insanity, oddness, orgasm, orgy, pandemonium, paroxysm, passion, passionateness, pixilation, possession, psychokinesia, queerness, rabidness, racket, rage, rapture, ravishment, reasonlessness, relish, row, ruckus, rumpus, savor, seizure, senselessness, shattered mind, sick mind, sickness, soul, spasm, spirit, storminess, strangeness, tearing passion, tempestuousness, the Erinyes, the Eumenides, the Furies, towering rage, transport, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, turmoil, unbalance, unbalanced mind, unsaneness, unsound mind, unsoundness, unsoundness of mind, uproar, upset, vehemence, verve, violence, warmth, warmth of feeling, wildness, witlessness, zeal, zealousness
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