The noun of "furious"


I was in a furious state.

I was in a state of furiousity.

I can understand you're being furious about that.

I can understand your furiousity about that.

The usage of furiousity here is most probably wrong. What would be the correct form of furious here?


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The word you're looking for is furiosity. – Vlammuh – 2015-06-18T08:09:39.610

@Sander Both furiousity and furiosity aren't in my dictionary, but you may very well be right. – Mast – 2015-06-18T08:14:58.527

change the dictionary! :) – Maulik V – 2015-06-18T08:15:55.110

You can find it here:

– Vlammuh – 2015-06-18T08:28:45.087

1tbh, I'd only use furiosity if I were joking - like the opposite of warmth is coolth ;) [sorry, my autocorrect hates those words…] Fury would be the common term. – gone fishin' again. – 2015-06-18T09:26:33.443

1"His attacks came with such furiosity that none could stand before him." This is a way that I would use that term. – Michael Dorgan – 2015-06-18T20:56:05.103

@MichaelDorgan The problem is that furiosity is extremely rare; there's not a single instance in COCA. I won't say I've never heard it; but I'm pretty sure that if heard that sentence my hearing apparatus would reject furiosity and substitute ferocity. – StoneyB on hiatus – 2015-06-18T21:48:20.500



The normal noun of furious is fury. "Furiosity" is extremely seldom. It is not registered in Oxford's COD, book form. If Merriam-Webster has it, they should mention: rare or better extremely rare. COCA, if I handle it right, has no instance for furiosity.


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The answer is unequivocally furiousness or fury, essentially the noun forms of the adjective "furious".


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I beg to differ, what about furiosity? That word is also a noun of the adjective furious. – Vlammuh – 2015-06-18T08:31:53.727

1It is in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. However, it is rather rare. I think fury might be the best option. – Vlammuh – 2015-06-18T09:50:42.787



In at least your example "I can understand your furiousity about that", I think "I can understand your furor about that" works better.


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That's not what furor means.

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