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

Definitions of ferociousness word

  • adjective ferociousness savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel: a ferocious beating. 1
  • adjective ferociousness extreme or intense: a ferocious thirst. 1
  • noun ferociousness The quality of being ferocious; ferocity. 1

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Origin of ferociousness

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 Ferociousness


ferociousness 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 most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for ferociousness

noun ferociousness

  • depth — The depth of something such as a river or hole is the distance downwards from its top surface, or between its upper and lower surfaces.
  • violence — swift and intense force: the violence of a storm.
  • savagery — an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition; barbarity.
  • brutality — Brutality is cruel and violent treatment or behaviour. A brutality is an instance of cruel and violent treatment or behaviour.
  • fury — unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion, or the like: The gods unleashed their fury on the offending mortal.

adjective ferociousness

  • murderous — of the nature of or involving murder: a murderous deed.
  • bloodthirsty — Bloodthirsty people are eager to use violence or display a strong interest in violent things. You can also use bloodthirsty to refer to very violent situations.

Antonyms for ferociousness

noun ferociousness

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • apathy — You can use apathy to talk about someone's state of mind if you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about anything.
  • peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
  • kindness — the state or quality of being kind: kindness to animals.

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