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fe·ro·cious

 (fə-rō′shəs)
adj.
1.
a. Extremely aggressive or violent: a ferocious attack dog.
b. Characterized by or showing extreme aggressiveness or violence: a ferocious glare; ferocious claws.
2. Extremely powerful or destructive: a ferocious gale.
3. Extreme in activity or feeling; intense: a ferocious demand for a product; ferocious courage.

[From Latin ferōx, ferōc-, fierce; see ghwer- in Indo-European roots.]

fe·ro′cious·ly adv.
fe·roc′i·ty (-rŏs′ĭ-tē), fe·ro′cious·ness n.

ferocious

(fəˈrəʊʃəs)
adj
savagely fierce or cruel: a ferocious tiger; a ferocious argument.
[C17: from Latin ferox fierce, untamable, warlike]
feˈrociously adv
ferocity, feˈrociousness n

fe•ro•cious

(fəˈroʊ ʃəs)

adj.
1. savagely fierce or cruel; violently harsh; brutal: a ferocious beating.
2. extreme or intense: a ferocious thirst.
[1640–50; < Latin ferōc-, s. of ferōx savage, fierce (fer(us) wild (see feral, fierce) + -ōx having such an appearance; akin to -opsis) + -ious]
fe•ro′cious•ly, adv.
fe•ro′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ferocious - marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
violent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"

ferocious

adjective
1. fierce, violent, savage, ravening, predatory, feral, rapacious, wild By its nature a lion is ferocious.
fierce calm, gentle, mild, tame, subdued, submissive, docile

ferocious

adjective
1. Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint:
2. So intense as to cause extreme suffering:
Translations
مُفْتَرِس، ضار، شَرِسٍ
divoký
vildvoldsom
grimmur
kaip žvėrisnuožmiainuožmumasnuožmusžvėriškai
mežonīgsnegantsnikns
divji
canavarvahşî

ferocious

[fəˈrəʊʃəs] ADJ
1. (= savage) [animal] → fiero, feroz; [attack] → feroz
2. (= intense) [storm, wind] → violento; [fire] → voraz; [battle] → feroz, encarnizado; [energy] → tremendo; [heat] → atroz

ferocious

[fəˈrəʊʃəs] adj
[animal, person] → féroce
[battle] → impitoyable

ferocious

adj
(= fierce) animal, person, appearancewild; dogäußerst bissig; (= trained to attack)scharf; look, glaregrimmig; battle, warerbittert; debate, argumentheftig; attackbrutal; competition, criticismscharf, heftig; a ferocious beasteine reißende Bestie; to have a ferocious temperzu heftigen Wutanfällen neigen; he came under ferocious attack from the Oppositioner wurde von der Opposition aufs schärfste or Schärfste angegriffen
(= vicious-looking) knife, dagger, teethfurchterregend
(= extreme) heatglühend; stormheftig; climateunerträglich; thirstbrennend; energygrimmig

ferocious

[fəˈrəʊʃəs] adjferoce

ferocious

(fəˈrouʃəs) adjective
fierce or savage. a ferocious animal.
feˈrociously adverb
ferocity (fəˈrosəti) noun
References in classic literature ?
He looked lively and ferocious, I thought, and as if he had a history.
They ask for the hunter who knows the paths through the woods," returned Magua, in his broken English, laying his hand, at the same time, with a ferocious smile, on the bundle of leaves with which a wound on his own shoulder was bandaged.
he said; and then as Jurgis passed through the opening, he gave him a ferocious kick that sent him down the great stone steps at a run, and landed him sprawling in the snow at the bottom.
I was afraid to speak to any one for fear of speaking to the wrong one, and thereby fall- ing into the hands of money-loving kidnappers, whose business it was to lie in wait for the panting fugitive, as the ferocious beasts of the forest lie in wait for their prey.
demanded he of the shabby coat, shifting his ferocious gaze from me to the young lady.
They danced to the popular Revolution song, keeping a ferocious time that was like a gnashing of teeth in unison.
It was not angry or ferocious, but looked at Scrooge as Marley used to look: with ghostly spectacles turned up on its ghostly forehead.
On the ground-floor is Peggotty's kitchen, opening into a back yard; with a pigeon-house on a pole, in the centre, without any pigeons in it; a great dog- kennel in a corner, without any dog; and a quantity of fowls that look terribly tall to me, walking about, in a menacing and ferocious manner.
At once ferocious and maudlin, I was made to murder my uncle with no extenuating circumstances whatever; Millwood put me down in argument, on every occasion; it became sheer monomania in my master's daughter to care a button for me; and all I can say for my gasping and procrastinating conduct on the fatal morning, is, that it was worthy of the general feebleness of my character.
A sprightly tramp promised greater difficulty, and nothing but some ferocious pantomime and a shilling persuaded him to forego a choice fantasia of cockney humour.
Smilash's expression, as he looked at her, was ferocious.
Since that time two or three generations of men had passed away, but they had increased and multiplied with unexampled rapidity; and the land itself had been the recent theatre of a ferocious and bloody seven years' war between the two most powerful and most civilized nations of Europe contending for the possession of this continent.