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Line breaks: fer|ocity
Pronunciation: /fəˈrɒsɪti

Definition of ferocity in English:

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
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  • 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'.

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