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 Dictionary entry overview: What does furious mean? 

FURIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective FURIOUS has 3 senses:

1. marked by extreme and violent energy
2. marked by extreme anger
3. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

  Familiarity information: FURIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FURIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1furious [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by extreme and violent energy


ferocious; fierce; furious; savage

Context examples:

a ferocious beating / fierce fighting / a furious battle


violent (acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity)

Sense 2furious [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by extreme anger


angered; enraged; infuriated; maddened; furious

Context examples:

the enraged bull attached / furious about the accident / a furious scowl / infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy / could not control the maddened crowd


angry (feeling or showing anger)

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(of the elements) as if showing violent anger


angry; tempestuous; raging; furious; wild

Context examples:

angry clouds on the horizon / furious winds / the raging sea


stormy ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion)

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