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Meaning of FEROCITY

Pronunciation:  fu'râsitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"

FEROCITY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness
 See Also: intensity, intensiveness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fe*roc"i*ty\, n. [L. ferocitas, fr. ferox, -ocis,
fierce, kin to ferus wild: cf. F. ferocit['e]. See {Fierce}.]
Savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty; as, ferocity of

      The pride and ferocity of a Highland chief. --Macaulay.

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