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Definition of "ferocious" []

  • Extremely savage; fierce. See Synonyms at cruel. (adjective)
  • Marked by unrelenting intensity; extreme: ferocious heat. (adjective)

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 "ferocious" in a sentence
  • "The point of this item is to celebrate the wit and glorious non-wisdom of Brittany S. Pearce, played by Heather Morris with a killer deadpan that this week exploded in ferocious dance and song."
  • "So ferocious is the antidote to the Labour - lite problem it will leave much of their own Party behind."
  • "Her own brother Theo despised cats, the Major complained when Sidhi dug in his flower beds, Duncan treated him with polite indifference, Felicity pronounced him unsanitary, and Meg lived in a bed-sit in Kilburn with a landlady she described as ferocious—no good prospects there."