Definitions

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  • adj. Choleric, irate, propense to being furious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furious; raging; mad.

Etymologies

Originally from Latin furibundus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is, of course, a long distance separating the furibund fluency of old Hieronimo and the broken words of Lear.

    "Rhetoric" and Poetic Drama

  • Wiseman’s encyclical, dated “from without the Flaminian Gate, ” in which he announced the new departure, was greeted in England by a storm of indignation, culminating in the famous and furibund letter of Lord John Russell, then Prime Minister, against the insolence of the “Papal Aggression.

    Cardinal Manning: Part V

  • But the brawny, not yet furibund Figure, we say, is Jacques Danton; a name that shall be 'tolerably known in the

    The French Revolution

  • Hercules not yet furibund, -- he is an esurient, unprovided Advocate.

    The French Revolution

  • Chabray, no asseveration or shrieks availing her, fair slim damsel, late in the arms of Royalty, has a garter round her neck, and furibund

    The French Revolution

  • "If this Bowelt is an honest man," his Highness continued, "he will give to the demand of these furibund petitioners a very queer reception."

    The Black Tulip

  • An occasional benevolent Christian complied with his request to the extent of a dig with a stout boot under the rib; but every now and then, the furibund jarvey apologised to us for the slowness of our course by asking -- "Won't I serve him out when

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845

  • “By Saturday's post, I sent you a fierce and furibund letter upon the subject of the printer's blunders in Don Juan.

    Life of Lord Byron With His Letters And Journals

  • "By Saturday's post, I sent you a fierce and furibund letter upon the subject of the printer's blunders in Don Juan.

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 5 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

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  • From Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution

    March 6, 2011

  • Interesting, slumry--OED says "Furious, raging, mad." Guess its meaning has morphed somewhat. :-)

    August 6, 2007

  • deranged

    August 6, 2007