Definition of ferocious
1 : exhibiting or given to extreme fierceness and unrestrained violence and brutality a ferocious predator the ferocious butchery of women and children
2 : extremely intense ferocious heat The competition among the students was ferocious.
Examples of ferocious in a Sentence
A ferocious wind swept the beach.
The competition among the students was ferocious.
Recent Examples of ferocious from the Web
At the same time, the victim is given a ferocious beating by his captors.
Probably, the specialists thought, the ferocious rainstorm that raked the city that afternoon forced the bird down.
Few Pakistanis had expected such a rigorous and ferocious report from the JIT.
The Mystics bumped it up to 22 (75-53) before the Sun countered with a ferocious rally that carried to the end of the quarter.
Stalingrad, the site of a ferocious World War II battle—but after the mustachioed despot’s myriad sins were exposed, the city reverted to Volgograd in 1961.
Humanity will get its closest look ever next week at Jupiter's famed Giant Red Spot, a ferocious, 10,000-mile wide storm whipped by 300 mph winds.
At about 10:40 p.m., the band gathered at the front of the stage to serenade a crowd of 200-plus who had endured a nearly two-hour delay prompted by ferocious thunderstorm that roared through the area.
Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods also brings disruption to the $700 billion U.S. grocery sector, a traditional area of retailing that stands on the precipice of a ferocious price war.
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Synonym Discussion of ferocious
FEROCIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ferocious for English Language Learners
: very fierce or violent
: very great or extreme
FEROCIOUS Defined for Kids
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