furor furor  /ˈfjʊ rɔr/


  1. (n) an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
  2. (n) a sudden outburst (as of protest)



  1. This year electro's favorite French pair is causing a furor with a new video that seems to illustrate perfectly the limits of the Web as a platform for artistic expression.
  2. And the furor only intensified when the initial response of the Bush administration was to neither deny nor confirm the allegations.
  3. The furor is unlikely to have any impact on the movie.


  1. Johnny Manziel decries 'bulls----,' wants out of College Station

    Manziel is 20 years old, longs for the burdens of adult responsibility, posted something on Twitter at 1:30 a.m., and quickly replaced it to stop any furor . It was still enough for A&M fans to torch the huts and kill the livestock.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Cast your vote

    As the furor over Paint What Matters hits a fever pitch, Main Street Texarkana is encouraging people to pick up a yard sign and get on the computer and vote.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Texarkana Gazette

  3. NSA Director Says Data Programs Foiled Plots

    WASHINGTON—The director of the National Security Agency, defending his agency after days of furor over secret data-surveillance programs, said those government efforts had prevented dozens of terrorist ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Wall Street Journal via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Amongst all that furor, there wasn't really a quiet moment to talk," Brian May, who performed with the singer on the "Idol" finale, told Rolling Stone in an e-mail. "But [drummer Roger Taylor] and I are definitely hoping to have a meaningful...
    on May 26, 2009 By: Brian May Source: msnbc.com

  2. "The recent announcement that Sen. David Vitter's embattled aide Brent Furor has resigned is an obvious attempt by the senator to save himself with women voters as he heads into his re-election campaign this fall," Melanie Sloan, executive...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Melanie Sloan Source: The Hill (blog)

  3. "There has been much furor over these ad campaigns, but I believe that television advertisements are not the point, and should not be the focus of debate or discussion," Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y., said Thursday.
    on Aug 11, 2005 By: Charles Schumer Source: USA Today

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