Violent, angry, and ferocious, fury is a feeling of wild, intense anger. Before you let your fury get the best of you, it's good to take a few deep breaths before you speak.

Fury is anger times ten — it's unrestrained and maybe a little scary. If you've ever seen a little kid have a raging temper tantrum because it was time to leave the park, you have an idea of what fury looks — and sounds — like. Fury can also describe aspects of nature, like the fury of a hurricane. In Greek mythology, a fury was a spirit of punishment, named for the three Furies, goddesses who punished the guilty.

Definitions of fury

n the property of being wild or turbulent

ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, vehemence, violence, wildness
savageness, savagery
the property of being untamed and ferocious
Type of:
intensity, intensiveness
high level or degree; the property of being intense

n a feeling of intense anger

“hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”
madness, rage
intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored
Type of:
anger, choler, ire
a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

n state of violent mental agitation

craze, delirium, frenzy, hysteria
a frenzy of emotion; as for something unattainable
epidemic hysertia, mass hysteria
a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation
Type of:
mania, manic disorder
a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently

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