fu·ror (fyrôr′, -ər)
1. A general commotion; public disorder or uproar.
2. Violent anger; frenzy.
3. A fashion adopted enthusiastically by the public; a fad.
4. A state of intense excitement or ecstasy.
[Middle English furour, wrath, fury, from Old French fureur, from Latin furor, from furere, to rage.]
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