ferociously


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Related to ferociously: furious, typically

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ferociously - in a physically fierce manner; "silence broken by dogs barking ferociously"; "they fought fiercely"
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Translations
بِضَراوَه، بِشَراسَه
divoce
vildt
grimmilega
canavarcavahşîce

ferociously

[fəˈrəʊʃəslɪ] ADV [bark, glare] → ferozmente, con ferocidad; [fight, attack] → ferozmente
the sun was ferociously hothacía un calor atroz, el calor era implacable
he worked ferociously hardtrabajaba durísimo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ferociously

[fəˈrəʊʃəsli] adv
(= violently) [fight, attack] → violemment
(= aggressively) [compete] → avec acharnement; [competitive, ambitious] → redoutablement
(= extremely) [difficult, tough, intelligent] → terriblement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ferociously

adv
(= violently) hit, fight, resist, argueheftig; criticize, attackaufs schärfste or Schärfste; glaregrimmig; bark, roarwütend; ferociously determinedwild entschlossen; the market is ferociously competitiveauf dem Markt herrscht ein gnadenloser Wettbewerb
(emph, = extremely) tough, difficultäußerst
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ferociously

[fəˈrəʊʃəslɪ] advferocemente, con ferocia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ferocious

(fəˈrouʃəs) adjective
fierce or savage. a ferocious animal.
feˈrociously adverb
ferocity (fəˈrosəti) noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
The maker of Bonnets ferociously planned A novel arrangement of bows: While the Billiard-marker with quivering hand Was chalking the tip of his nose.
I can see them now, exactly as they looked, working about the table in the lamplight: Jake with his heavy features, so rudely moulded that his face seemed, somehow, unfinished; Otto with his half-ear and the savage scar that made his upper lip curl so ferociously under his twisted moustache.
Again Teeka growled ferociously. Tarzan expostulated.
No sooner had he crossed the border of this domain when two guards seized him and carried him before the Grand Gallipoot of the Growleywogs, who scowled upon him ferociously and asked him why he dared intrude upon his territory.
This time the steward's hand was barely missed by a snap, and he leaped back as Michael ferociously sprang the length of the rope at him.
"A nice angel!" Colin sneered ferociously. "He's a common cottage boy off the moor!"
He looked round the department ferociously, and his eye fell upon Philip.
Quite beside himself, Petya, clinching his teeth and rolling his eyes ferociously, pushed forward, elbowing his way and shouting "hurrah!" as if he were prepared that instant to kill himself and everyone else, but on both sides of him other people with similarly ferocious faces pushed forward and everybody shouted "hurrah!"
He bobbed his tail good-naturedly and friendly, and growled ferociously and friendly; but the keenness of the drunkenness of the mate discerned the difference and aroused in him, vaguely, the intuition of difference, of play-acting, of cheating.
Men fight and struggle ferociously for one another's lives.
By a strange optical delusion the whole sea appeared to rise upon her in one overwhelming heave of its silky surface, where in one spot a smother of foam broke out ferociously. And then the effort subsided.
For a moment Numa, the lion, glared ferociously at the naked man-thing upon the tree limb above him.