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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French furie, from Latin furia (rage)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfjʊəɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfjʊɹi/
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NounEdit

fury (countable and uncountable, plural furies)

  1. Extreme anger.
  2. Strength or violence in action.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, Lvcrece (First Quarto)‎[1], London: Printed by Richard Field, for Iohn Harrison, [], OCLC 236076664:
      Small lightes are ſoone blown out, huge fires abide, / And with the winde in greater furie fret: / The petty ſtreames that paie a dailie det / To their ſalt ſoveraigne with their freſh fals haſt, / Adde to his flowe, but alter not his taſt.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, [] the speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, []!
  3. An angry or malignant person.
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Etymology 2Edit

Latin fur (thief).

NounEdit

fury (plural furies)

  1. (obsolete) A thief.
    • J. Fletcher
      Have an eye to your plate, for there be furies.