fury Definition

  • 1uncontrollable anger or rage
  • 2a mythical creature typically represented as a winged female with a venomous temper

Using fury: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fury" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He flew into a fury when he saw the damage to his car.

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    The fury of the storm was terrifying.

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    She shook with fury at the injustice of it all.

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    The fury of the dragon was legendary.

fury Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for fury

Antonyms for fury

Idioms Using fury

  • in a fury

    in a state of uncontrollable anger or rage


    She stormed out of the room in a fury, slamming the door behind her.

  • a situation where someone's anger or rage is expressed without restraint or control


    When he heard the news, his fury was unleashed, and he began shouting and throwing things.

  • to make someone extremely angry or enraged


    The constant noise from the construction site was driving her to fury.

Phrases with fury

  • the destructive power of natural phenomena, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires


    The fury of nature can be devastating, leaving entire communities in ruins.

  • the violence and destruction caused by armed conflict


    The fury of war has left countless people homeless and traumatized.

  • a warning that a woman who has been wronged or betrayed can be extremely angry and vengeful


    He should have known better than to cheat on her; after all, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Origins of fury

from Latin 'furor', meaning 'rage'


Summary: fury in Brief

The term 'fury' [ˈfjʊəri] refers to uncontrollable anger or rage, exemplified by 'He flew into a fury when he saw the damage to his car.' It also denotes a mythical creature with a venomous temper. 'Fury' extends into phrases like 'fury of nature,' and idioms like 'in a fury,' denoting uncontrolled anger, and 'drive someone to fury,' implying extreme provocation.

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