noun (plural ferocities)[mass noun]
The state or quality of being ferocious: the ferocity of the storm caught them by surprise [count noun]: she hated him with a ferocity that astonished her
More example sentences
- Yet we do need some sort of violent metaphor to bring home the length, ferocity and success of the campaign.
- And the frequency and ferocity of the current crop of storms is truly terrifying.
- The ferocity of that effort almost reduced the woodwork to rubble.
mid 16th century: from French, or from Latin ferocitas, from ferox, feroc- 'fierce'.