Ferocious definition

fə-rōshəs
Extremely powerful or destructive.

A ferocious gale.

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Fierce; savage; violently cruel.
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(informal) Very great.

A ferocious appetite.

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The definition of ferocious is something very fierce, cruel, extreme or violent.

When you are so hungry you could eat a horse, this is an example of a time when you might be described as having a ferocious appetite.

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Extreme in activity or feeling; intense.

A ferocious demand for a product; ferocious courage.

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Extremely aggressive or violent.

A ferocious attack dog.

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Characterized by or showing extreme aggressiveness or violence.

A ferocious glare; ferocious claws.

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Marked by extreme and violent energy.
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Origin of ferocious

  • From Latin ferōx ferōc- fierce ghwer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ferox (“wild, bold, savage, fierce”), from ferus (“wild, savage, fierce”).

    From Wiktionary