From Frenchférocité, from Latinferox (“fierce”), from ferus (“wild, savage, fierce”).
Ferocity Sentence Examples
The signs at the zoo made visitors aware of the ferocity of the caged animals.
Many natives, even if armed, refuse, however, to molest an adult male gorilla, on account of its ferocity when wounded.
From the difficult nature of its habitat, and from the ferocity with which it charges an enemy, the pursuit of the bison is no less dangerous and no less exciting than that of the tiger or the elephant.
From the earliest times, owing to its great strength, speed, and ferocity when at bay, the boar has been one of the favourite beasts of the chase.
The ferocity of the illness took my father by surprise and he barely made it to the hospital in time to receive treatment.