Definitions for ferociousfəˈroʊ ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fe•ro•ciousfəˈroʊ ʃəs(adj.)

  1. savagely fierce or cruel; violently harsh; brutal:

    a ferocious beating.

  2. extreme or intense:

    a ferocious thirst.

Origin of ferocious:

1640–50; < L ferōc-, s. of ferōx savage, fierce (fer(us) wild (see feral , fierce ) +-ōx having such an appearance; akin to -opsis ) + -ious


Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferocious, fierce, furious, savage(adj)

    marked by extreme and violent energy

    "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ferocious(adjective)əˈroʊ ʃəs

    frighteningly aggressive and strong

    a ferocious growling beast; a ferocious storm; She was ferociously attacked.


  1. ferocious(Adjective)

    Marked by extreme and violent energy.

  2. ferocious(Adjective)

    Extreme or intense.

  3. Origin: From ferox, from ferus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ferocious(adj)

    fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty; ravenous; rapacious; as, ferocious look or features; a ferocious lion

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


fierce or savage

a ferocious animal.

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