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Definition of "ferity" [fer•i•ty]

  • The state of being wild or untamed. (noun)
  • The state of being savage; ferocity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ferity" in a sentence
  • "He finds wildness not only in the woods, but in such literary works as Hamlet and the Iliad; and even in certain forms of society: “The wildness of the savage is but a faint symbol of the awful ferity with which good men and lovers meet”"
  • "To burn the bones of the king of Edom for lime, + seems no irrational ferity; but to drink of the ashes of dead relations, + a passionate prodigality."
  • "The wildness of the savage is but a faint symbol of the awful ferity with which good men and lovers meet."