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'Fury'

Definition of 'fury'
From: WordNet
noun
A feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: fury, rage, madness]
noun
State of violent mental agitation [syn: craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysteria]
noun
The property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence" [syn: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness]
noun
(classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals [syn: Fury, Eumenides, Erinyes]
Definition of 'Fury'
From: GCIDE
Fury \Fu"ry\, n. [L. fur.] A thief. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
Have an eye to your plate, for there be furies. --J. Fleteher. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Fury'
From: GCIDE
Fury \Fu"ry\, n.; pl. Furies. [L. furia, fr. furere to rage: cf. F. furie. Cf. Furor.]
1. Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or enthusiasm. [1913 Webster]
Her wit began to be with a divine fury inspired. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]
2. Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity; violence. "Fury of the wind." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
I do oppose my patience to his fury. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
3. pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Meg[ae]ra; the Erinyes or Eumenides. [1913 Webster]
The Furies, they said, are attendants on justice, and if the sun in heaven should transgress his path would punish him. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]
4. One of the Parc[ae], or Fates, esp. Atropos. [R.] [1913 Webster]
Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
5. A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a virago; a termagant.
Syn: Anger; indignation; resentment; wrath; ire; rage; vehemence; violence; fierceness; turbulence; madness; frenzy. See Anger. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'fury'
From: Easton
Fury as attributed to God, is a figurative expression for dispensing afflictive judgments (Lev. 26:28; Job 20:23; Isa. 63:3; Jer. 4:4; Ezek. 5:13; Dan. 9:16; Zech. 8:2).
Synonyms of 'fury'
abandon, acerbity, acrimony, agitation, Alecto, amok, anger, ardency, ardor, asperity, attack, battle-ax, bear, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bitch, bitch-kitty, bluster, bomber, brawl, broil, brouhaha, brute, burning rage, cacophony, cat, chaos, choler, common scold, commotion, convulsion, crank, craze, crosspatch, delirium, demon, devil, disturbance, dragon, ebullition, ecstasy, embroilment, excitement, fanaticism, feist, ferment, ferocity, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fever, fiend, fierceness, fire, fire and fury, fire-eater, firebrand, fishwife, fit, flap, fomentation, foofaraw, frenzy, fume, furious rage, furor, furore, fuss, goon, gorilla, grimalkin, grizzly bear, grouch, gunsel, gusto, hag, hardnose, heart, heartiness, heat, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhag, hellhound, hellion, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, hubbub, hysteria, impassionedness, impetuosity, incendiary, indignation, infatuation, intoxication, ire, Jezebel, killer, liveliness, mad, mad dog, madcap, madness, Mafioso, mania, Megaera, monster, mugger, murderous insanity, Nemesis, orgasm, orgy, overambitiousness, overanxiety, overanxiousness, overeagerness, overenthusiasm, overzealousness, pandemonium, paroxysm, passion, passionateness, psychokinesia, racket, rage, rancor, rapist, rapture, ravishment, relish, revolutionary, row, ruckus, rumpus, savage, savagery, savor, scold, seizure, she-devil, she-wolf, shrew, siren, sorehead, soul, spasm, spirit, spitfire, storminess, Tartar, tearing passion, tempestuousness, termagant, terror, terrorist, the Erinyes, the Eumenides, the Furies, tiger, tigress, Tisiphone, tough, tough guy, towering rage, transport, tumult, tumultuousness, turbulence, turmoil, ugly customer, uproar, upset, vehemence, verve, violence, violent, virago, vixen, warmth, warmth of feeling, wild beast, wildcat, wildness, witch, wolf, wrath, Young Turk, zeal, zealotism, zealotry, zealousness
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