ferociousness


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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.
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Noun1.ferociousness - the trait of extreme cruelty
cruelness, cruelty, harshness - the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance

ferociousness

noun
Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity:
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No whimper, nor sound, nor sign of fear, came from Jerry--only choking growls of ferociousness, intermingled with snarls of anger, and a belligerent up-clawing of hind-legs.
At that moment Michael was lying squirming on his back a dozen feet away, his legs straight up in the air, both fox-terriers worrying with well-stimulated ferociousness.
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For someone, who by her own admission has experienced her "share of media storms", even she confesses to having been taken aback by the reaction her placard-waving provoked - although it's clear the ferociousness of some of the criticism has only steeled her resolve.
For someone who by her own admission has experienced her "share of media storms", even she confesses to having been taken aback by the reaction her placard-waving provoked - although it's clear the ferociousness of some of the criticism has only steeled her resolve.
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