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1 a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: rage, madness]
2 state of violent mental agitation [syn: craze, delirium, frenzy, hysteria]
3 the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence" [syn: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, vehemence, violence, wildness]
4 (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals [syn: Eumenides, Erinyes]

User Contributed Dictionary



From the Latin furia, (rage)


  • a UK /ˈfjʊri/, /"fjUri/


  1. Extreme anger.
  2. Strength or violence in action.

Derived terms


Extensive Definition

Fury is a form of anger.
Fury may also refer to:
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In military:
  • Felixstowe Fury, a large triplane seaplane 1918-1919 designed by John Cyril Porte
  • FJ Fury, the first operational jet aircraft in United States Navy service
  • Hawker Fury, an interwar period British fighter aircraft
  • Hawker Sea Fury, an early Cold War period British fighter aircraft
  • HMS Fury (1814), a Hecla-class bomb vessel
In music:
In sports:
  • Durham Fury, a Tier II Junior "A" ice hockey team from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Flint Fury, a semi-pro football team located in Flint, Michigan
  • Fresno Fury, a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007
  • Monterrey Fury, a Mexican team playing in a United States based soccer league
  • Muskegon Fury, a UHL hockey team based in Michigan
  • Ottawa Fury, a Canadian soccer team
  • Philadelphia Fury, a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the North American Soccer League from 1978 to 1980
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See also

fury in German: Fury
fury in Spanish: Furia
fury in Icelandic: Fury
fury in Italian: Fury
fury in Dutch: Fury
fury in Portuguese: Fúria

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Alecto, Jezebel, Mafioso, Megaera, Nemesis, Tartar, Tisiphone, Young Turk, abandon, acerbity, acrimony, agitation, amok, anger, ardency, ardor, asperity, attack, battle-ax, bear, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bitch, bitch-kitty, bluster, bomber, brawl, broil, brouhaha, brute, burning rage, cacophony, cat, chaos, choler, common scold, commotion, convulsion, crank, craze, crosspatch, delirium, demon, devil, disturbance, dragon, ebullition, ecstasy, embroilment, excitement, fanaticism, feist, ferment, ferocity, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fever, fiend, fierceness, fire, fire and fury, fire-eater, firebrand, fishwife, fit, flap, fomentation, foofaraw, frenzy, fume, furious rage, furor, furore, fuss, goon, gorilla, grimalkin, grizzly bear, grouch, gunsel, gusto, hag, hardnose, heart, heartiness, heat, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhag, hellhound, hellion, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, hubbub, hysteria, impassionedness, impetuosity, incendiary, indignation, infatuation, intoxication, ire, killer, liveliness, mad, mad dog, madcap, madness, mania, monster, mugger, murderous insanity, orgasm, orgy, overambitiousness, overanxiety, overanxiousness, overeagerness, overenthusiasm, overzealousness, pandemonium, paroxysm, passion, passionateness, psychokinesia, racket, rage, rancor, rapist, rapture, ravishment, relish, revolutionary, row, ruckus, rumpus, savage, savagery, savor, scold, seizure, she-devil, she-wolf, shrew, siren, sorehead, soul, spasm, spirit, spitfire, storminess, tearing passion, tempestuousness, termagant, terror, terrorist, the Erinyes, the Eumenides, the Furies, tiger, tigress, tough, tough guy, towering rage, transport, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, turmoil, ugly customer, uproar, upset, vehemence, verve, violence, violent, virago, vixen, warmth, warmth of feeling, wild beast, wildcat, wildness, witch, wolf, wrath, zeal, zealotism, zealotry, zealousness
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