Meaning of “furious” in the English Dictionary

"furious" in British English

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furiousadjective

uk /ˈfjʊə.ri.əs/ us /ˈfʊr.i.əs/

furious adjective (ANGRY)

B2 extremely angry:

I was late and he was furious with me.
He's furious about/at the way he's been treated.
We had a furious debate about the death penalty.

More examples

  • They were furious when one of their best managers was poached by another company.
  • She was furious, and with reason.
  • I was expecting him to be furious but he was very restrained.
  • He was so furious about the accusations in the letter that he threatened to sue.
  • In a furious tirade of abuse, the opposition spokesperson demanded the minister's resignation.
furiousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈfjʊə.ri.əs.nəs/ us /ˈfjʊr.i.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “furious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"furious" in American English

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furiousadjective

us /ˈfjʊər·i·əs/

furious adjective (ANGRY)

extremely angry:

Sandy was furious with me for forgetting to pick her up.

furious adjective (VIOLENT)

violent or forceful:

Furious winds rocked the coastal town.

(Definition of “furious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)