Definition of ferocity in English:

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Pronunciation: /fəˈrɒsɪti/

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'.

Words that rhyme with ferocity

anfractuosity, animosity, atrocity, bellicosity, curiosity, fabulosity, generosity, grandiosity, impecuniosity, impetuosity, jocosity, luminosity, monstrosity, nebulosity, pomposity, ponderosity, porosity, preciosity, precocity, reciprocity, religiosity, scrupulosity, sinuosity, sumptuosity, velocity, verbosity, virtuosity, viscosity

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