[ noun ] (psychology) an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
: "he always follows the latest fads" "it was all the rage that season"
Used in print(Guy Endore, Voltaire! Voltaire!...)
How , for_example , could a Voltaire understand the strange predicament in which a Rousseau would find himself when , soon after the furor of his first Discourse , he acquired still another title to fame ?
The furor was such_that people who could not possibly have squirmed their way into the rehearsals were pretending that they were intimate with the whole affair and that it would be sensational .