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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ They always fit perfectly, look painted on, and some have caused quite a furore in the past.
▪ The occasional incidents of newborn babies being stolen from public hospitals understandably causes a furore.
▪ To some extent this was unarguably true, but not in my view to a sufficient extent to cause the furore.
▪ Addison's theory caused a furore in the academic world.
▪ In many cases they have the public on their side as the recent furore over the rail links with London has demonstrated.
▪ Often the furore stemmed from audiences' unease at being plugged into a musical idiom shorn of familiar signposts.
▪ Ostensibly, the furore was over the possibility that the offices would obscure one of the famous views of the castle.
▪ The furore among providers about current government-funding policies which challenge the latter assumption suggests that this is a real danger.
▪ The occasional incidents of newborn babies being stolen from public hospitals understandably causes a furore.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

furore \fu*ro"re\, n. [It.] Excitement; commotion; enthusiasm. [Also spelled furor.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1790, Italian form of furor, borrowed into English originally in the sense "enthusiastic popular admiration;" it later descended to mean the same thing as furor and lost its usefulness.


n. 1 uproar; enthusiastic anger. 2 excitement or commotion.

  1. n. an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season" [syn: fad, craze, furor, cult, rage]

  2. a sudden outburst (as of protest) [syn: furor]


Furore is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Furore is located in the Coast of Amalfi.

Usage examples of "furore".

He was the Hero of Niagara on the billboards and he caused such a furore that one woman tried to commit suicide because her husband would not take her to see Blondin joust with death.

And think of the furore if Jane Goodall returned from Gombe stream with photographs of wild chimpanzees building their own houses, well roofed and insulated, of painstakingly selected stones neatly bonded and mortared!

For example, when the autopsy shewed the brain and several other internal organs of the petrified Fijian to be fresh and unpetrified, though hermetically sealed by the petrification of the exterior flesh - an anomaly about which physicians are still guardedly and bewilderedly debating - we did not wish a furore to be started.

A furore descended as the Liberators crowded in, daggers rising and falling, blood spurting now.

She had put up with Rannaldini and Flora all summer, and she had been upset and had to fend off the Press over the eye-blacking furore, but it had given her a faint hope that with Hermione and Cecilia out of favour, and Flora back at Bagley Hall, Rannaldini might have more time for her.

With the enthusiastic egotism of the true artist he went over his most celebrated performances, and smiled bitterly to himself as he recalled to mind his last appearance as "Red Ruben, or the Strangled Babe," his début as "Gaunt Gibeon, the Blood-sucker of Bexley Moor," and the furore he had excited one lonely June evening by merely playing ninepins with his own bones upon the lawn-tennis ground.

Apparently a controversial film had been shown on the NABS television channel in the United States which had created a furore across the continent.