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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-roh-shuh s]
    • /fəˈroʊ ʃəs/
    • /fəˈrəʊ.ʃəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-roh-shuh s]
    • /fəˈroʊ ʃəs/

Definitions of ferociously word

  • adjective ferociously savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel: a ferocious beating. 1
  • adjective ferociously extreme or intense: a ferocious thirst. 1
  • noun ferociously In a ferocious manner, particularly violent and aggressive. 1
  • adverb ferociously animal: fiercely 1
  • adverb ferociously intensely 1
  • adverb ferociously Intensely or extremely. 0

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Origin of ferociously

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
1640-50; < Latin ferōc-, stem of ferōx savage, fierce (fer(us) wild (see feral1, fierce) + -ōx having such an appearance; akin to -opsis) + -ious

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Parts of speech for Ferociously


ferociously popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for ferociously

adv ferociously

  • murderous — of the nature of or involving murder: a murderous deed.
  • berserk — Berserk means crazy and out of control.
  • insanely — not sane; not of sound mind; mentally deranged.
  • madly — insanely or wildly: The old witch cackled madly.
  • savagely — fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed: savage beasts.

adverb ferociously

  • demoniacally — In a demoniacal manner.
  • ferally — Wildly; in the manner of an undomesticated animal.
  • heatedly — made hot or hotter; warmed.
  • extremely — To a very great degree ; very.
  • overwhelmingly — that overwhelms; overpowering: The temptation to despair may become overwhelming.

Antonyms for ferociously

adv ferociously

  • kindly — having, showing, or proceeding from a benevolent disposition or spirit; kindhearted: kindly people.
  • gently — kindly; amiable: a gentle manner.
  • humanely — characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering or distressed: humane treatment of prisoners.
  • nicely — pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit.
  • calmly — You can use calmly to emphasize that someone is behaving in a very controlled or ordinary way in a frightening or unusual situation.

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