Definition of Ferocious

1. Adjective. Marked by extreme and violent energy. "A furious battle"

Exact synonyms: Fierce, Furious, Savage
Similar to: Violent
Derivative terms: Ferociousness, Ferocity, Fierceness, Furiousness, Savageness



Definition of Ferocious

1. a. Fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty; ravenous; rapacious; as, ferocious look or features; a ferocious lion.

Definition of Ferocious

1. Adjective. Marked by extreme and violent energy. ¹

2. Adjective. Extreme or intense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ferocious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ferocious

ferneries
fernery
fernier
ferniest
ferning
fernings
ferninst
fernless
fernlike
ferns
fernshaw
fernshaws
fernticle
fernticles
ferny
ferocious (current term)
ferociously
ferociousness
ferociousnesses
ferocities
ferocity
feroher
ferohers
feromone
feromones
ferous
feroxyhyte
feroxyhytes
ferr-
ferralsol

Literary usage of Ferocious

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1. The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy by Ordericus Vitalis, Guizot (François), Léopold Delisle (1853)
"The savage guards then dragged Andrew by the hair towards the arena, threw him in, and let loose upon him a ferocious and horrible boar. ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"ferocious TENDENCIES OF THE MUSKRAT.—It is possible that others have commented on the unnatural and ludicrous attacks of the muskrat (Fiber ..."

3. The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History by John Lothrop Motley (1870)
"... his enemies shared a common doom.0 A part of the mangled remains of this heroic but ferocious patriot were afterwards dug from the ruins of the tower, ..."

4. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"... by a spirit of ferocious fanaticism. Other confederates were gradually assumed, and in a secluded house in Lambeth, oaths of secrecy were taken, ..."

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