ferity


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fer·i·ty

 (fĕr′ĭ-tē)
n. Archaic
1. The state of being wild or untamed.
2. The state of being savage; ferocity.

[Latin feritās, from ferus, wild; see feral.]

ferity

(ˈfɛrɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state of being wild or uncultivated
2. savagery; ferocity
[C16: from Latin feritās, from ferus savage, untamed]

fer•i•ty

(ˈfɛr ɪ ti)

n.
1. a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state.
2. savagery; ferocity.
[1525–35; < Latin feritās; see feral, -ity]
References in classic literature ?
The wildness of the savage is but a faint symbol of the awful ferity with which good men and lovers meet.
Now, the lead actress of the film is angry and frustrated with ferity the film has been receiving.
Aside form full makeovers, the girls were invited to experience for free with different cosmetics--including CaBoodles, Ferity, Diamond, and Burt's Bees.