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FURY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Fury mean? 

FURY (noun)
  The noun FURY has 4 senses:

1. a feeling of intense anger
2. state of violent mental agitation
3. the property of being wild or turbulent
4. (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals

  Familiarity information: FURY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FURY (noun)


Sense 1fury [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of intense anger

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

rage; fury; madness

Context examples:

hell hath no fury like a woman scorned / his face turned red with rage

Hypernyms ("fury" is a kind of...):

anger; choler; ire (a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fury"):

wrath (intense anger (usually on an epic scale))

lividity (a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored)


Sense 2fury [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State of violent mental agitation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

frenzy; delirium; hysteria; fury; craze

Hypernyms ("fury" is a kind of...):

mania; manic disorder (a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fury"):

nympholepsy (a frenzy of emotion; as for something unattainable)

epidemic hysertia; mass hysteria (a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation)


Sense 3fury [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being wild or turbulent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ferocity; fierceness; furiousness; vehemence; violence; wildness; fury

Context example:

the storm's violence

Hypernyms ("fury" is a kind of...):

intensity; intensiveness (high level or degree; the property of being intense)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fury"):

savageness; savagery (the property of being untamed and ferocious)


Sense 4Fury [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Erinyes; Eumenides; Fury

Instance hypernyms:

mythical creature; mythical monster (a monster renowned in folklore and myth)

Domain category:

classical mythology (the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Fury"):

Alecto; Megaera; Tisiphone (one of the three Furies)


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