1. The state of being wild or untamed.
2. The state of being savage; ferocity.
[Latin feritās, from ferus, wild; see feral.]
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n, pl -ties
1. the state of being wild or uncultivated
2. savagery; ferocity
[C16: from Latin feritās, from ferus savage, untamed]
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fer•i•ty(ˈfɛr ɪ ti)
1. a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state.
2. savagery; ferocity.
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