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Meaning of FURY

Pronunciation:  'fyûree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"
  2. [n]  a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"
  3. [n]  (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
  4. [n]  state of violent mental agitation

FURY is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: craze, delirium, Erinyes, Eumenides, ferocity, fierceness, frenzy, furiousness, hysteria, madness, rage, vehemence, violence, wildness
 See Also: Alecto, anger, choler, intensity, intensiveness, ire, lividity, mania, manic disorder, Megaera, mythical creature, mythical monster, nympholepsy, Tisiphone, wrath



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fu"ry\, n. [L. fur.]
    A thief. [Obs.]
          Have an eye to your plate, for there be furies. --J.
  2. \Fu"ry\, n.; pl. {Furies}. [L. furia, fr. furere to rage:
    cf. F. furie. Cf. {Furor}.]
    1. Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or
             Her wit began to be with a divine fury inspired.
                                                   --Sir P.
    2. Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied
       to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity;
       violence. ``Fury of the wind.'' --Shak.
             I do oppose my patience to his fury.  --Shak.
    3. pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto,
       and Meg[ae]ra; the Erinyes or Eumenides.
             The Furies, they said, are attendants on justice,
             and if the sun in heaven should transgress his path
             would punish him.                     --Emerson.
    4. One of the Parc[ae], or Fates, esp. Atropos. [R.]
             Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, And
             slits the thin-spun life.             --Milton.
    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}.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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).

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