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furor (noun) uproar; uncontrolled excitement (among a group of people).

When there is a furor there is a sudden expression of anger and excitement by a large group of people about something they do not like. When a fresh tax is levied, and the existing concessions are withdrawn people reacting loudly against it is furor. A public outcry against an unpopular measure is furor.

  • Even before the furor over last month's tax rise has died down, the government's announcement of the withdrawal of old age concessions has caused great furor among people and the media.
  • That the government could not anticipate and frustrate the attempts of the terrorist to blow up the airport caused a furor, with the people and the media protesting loudly.
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