adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French furieus, from Latin furiosus, from furia madness, fury Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) exhibiting or goaded by anger (2) indicative of or proceeding from anger b. giving a stormy or turbulent appearance <
furious bursts of flame
c. marked by noise, excitement, activity, or rapidity 2. intense 1a <
the furious growth of tropical vegetation
furiously adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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