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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 ?
Evidently his mission was to protect me only, I thought, but when we reached the edge of the city he suddenly sprang before me, uttering strange sounds and baring his ugly and ferocious tusks.
These brutes are enormous and exceedingly ferocious. I imagine they correspond with the cave-hyena of prehistoric times.
Lip-lip continued so to darken his days that White Fang became wickeder and more ferocious than it was his natural right to be.
'And even should they consent,' said Toby, 'they would only produce a commotion in the valley, in which we might both be sacrificed by these ferocious islanders.' This was unanswerable; but still I clung to the belief that he might succeed in accomplishing the other part of my plan; and at last I overcame his scruples, and he agreed to make the attempt.
I had thought the green Martians the most ferocious warriors in the universe, but the awful abandon with which the black pirates threw themselves upon their foes transcended everything I ever before had seen.
Some of the savages were running toward them, uttering ferocious cries.
"That is the only ferocious thing about me," asserted the Woozy with evident pride.
Hazily he recalled a grim and hideous form, hairy, ferocious. A vague tenderness dominated his savage sentiments as this phantom memory struggled for recognition.
But suddenly, there would rush into the very midst of it strange forms and ferocious happenings, the thunder and crashing of storm, or unfamiliar landscapes such as in my wake-a-day life I had never seen.
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.
Was the tribe inhabiting the Isle of Thanet of a ferocious disposition, I wonder, and ready to fall with stone-studded clubs and wooden lances hardened in the fire, upon the backs of unwary mariners?
It is monstrous that for no offence but the wish to produce something beautiful, and the mistake of his powers in that direction, a writer should become the prey of some ferocious wit, and that his tormentor should achieve credit by his lightness and ease in rending his prey; it is shocking to think how alluring and depraving the fact is to the young reader emulous of such credit, and eager to achieve it.