ferocious


fe·ro·cious

adjective \fə-ˈrō-shəs\

: very fierce or violent

: very great or extreme

Full Definition of FEROCIOUS

1
:  exhibiting or given to extreme fierceness and unrestrained violence and brutality <a ferocious predator>
2
:  extremely intense <ferocious heat>
fe·ro·cious·ly adverb
fe·ro·cious·ness noun

Examples of FEROCIOUS

  1. A ferocious wind swept the beach.
  2. The competition among the students was ferocious.

Origin of FEROCIOUS

Latin feroc-, ferox, literally, fierce looking, from ferus + -oc-, -ox (akin to Greek ōps eye) — more at eye
First Known Use: 1646

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