fer·​i·​ty ˈfer-ət-ē How to pronounce ferity (audio)
plural ferities
: the quality or state of being feral
also : barbarity

Word History


Latin feritas, from ferus

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferity was in 1534

Dictionary Entries Near ferity

Cite this Entry

“Ferity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferity. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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