Etymology
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furor (n.)

"rage, madness, angry mania," late 15c., furour, from Old French fureur (12c.), from Latin furor "a ravaging, rage, madness, passion," which is related to furia "rage, passion, fury" (see fury).

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Definitions of furor

furor (n.)
an interest followed with exaggerated zeal;
Synonyms: fad / craze / furore / cult / rage
furor (n.)
a sudden outburst (as of protest);
Synonyms: furore
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