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Definitions for ferocious
fəˈroʊ ʃəsfe·ro·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferocious, fierce, furious, savageadjective

    marked by extreme and violent energy

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

Wiktionary

  1. ferociousadjective

    Marked by extreme and violent energy.

  2. ferociousadjective

    Extreme or intense.

  3. Etymology: From ferox, from ferus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ferociousadjective

    Etymology: ferox, Latin; feroce, French.

    The hare, that becometh a prey unto man, unto beasts and fowls of the air, is fruitful even unto superfetation; but the lion and ferocious animal hath young ones but seldom, and but one at a time. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iii. c. 16.

    Smedley rose in majesty of mud;
    Shaking the horrors of his ample brows,
    And each ferocious feature grim with ooze. Alexander Pope, Dunciad, b. ii.

Wikipedia

  1. Ferocious

    Ferocious is a Canadian psychological thriller film released in 2013. Written and directed by Robert Cuffley, the film stars Amanda Crew, Kim Coates, Dustin Milligan, Michael Eklund and Katie Boland.

ChatGPT

  1. ferocious

    Ferocious refers to something that is extremely fierce, violent, aggressive, or savage. It can describe animals, humans, actions, or natural events that illuminate intense, often brutal, power or force.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ferociousadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ferocious

    fe-rō′shus, adj. savage, fierce: cruel.—adv. Ferō′ciously.—ns. Ferō′ciousness; Feroc′ity, savage cruelty of disposition: untamed fierceness. [L. ferox, ferocis, wild—ferus, wild.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ferocious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ferocious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ferocious in a Sentence

  1. unknown:

    His calm and gentle tone was like an anchor in a ferocious sea, keeping me from drifting into a current of heartache.

  2. Seth Rogen:

    I really always worked hard, because I recognized from a pretty young age it was one of the only things I could control, i remember I did karate as a kid, at the Jewish Community Center, and when I started I was the worst in the class, I was the worst of 25 Jewish kids who were afraid of getting picked on. And then just because everyone else quit, three years later I was at the top of the class, and there were 25 Jewish kids who were worse than me. And that was always tangible : Just by not stopping I became the best one. It wasn't this, like, ferocious leap. I just kept going, and slowly [ other ] people stopped. Because a lot of people will stop.

  3. Mahmoud Abbas:

    Today is one of the most ferocious days our people have seen, before we were suffering from illegal Israeli settlements. Now it's another illegal settlement by the Israel and the United States.

  4. Ryan Mauro:

    The new Nigerian president will have to fight Boko Haram because the group cannot be dealt with any other way, boko Haram has even alienated fellow Islamists who believe in Sharia governance. That doesn't mean that these Islamists opposed to Boko Haram are moderates; just that they are less ferocious than Boko Haram.

  5. Rebecca Stimson:

    What that has meant is what the Conservative party put in that advert has been the subject of ferocious public debate and discussion, precisely because people could see that it was there.

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