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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
    Jun 18, 2015 at 8:09
  • @Sander Both furiousity and furiosity aren't in my dictionary, but you may very well be right.
    – Mast
    Jun 18, 2015 at 8:14
  • change the dictionary! :)
    – Maulik V
    Jun 18, 2015 at 8:15
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    tbh, 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. Jun 18, 2015 at 9:26
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    "His attacks came with such furiosity that none could stand before him." This is a way that I would use that term. Jun 18, 2015 at 20:56

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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
    Jun 18, 2015 at 8:31
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    It is in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. However, it is rather rare. I think fury might be the best option.
    – Vlammuh
    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:50
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Furor.

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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