ferine

adjective

fe·​rine ˈfir-ˌīn How to pronounce ferine (audio)
: feral

Examples of ferine in a Sentence

the boxer's ferine ferocity in the ring is legendary

Word History

Etymology

Latin ferinus, from fera

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferine was in 1640

Dictionary Entries Near ferine

Cite this Entry

“Ferine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferine. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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