Ferocious



[fuh-roh-shuh s] /fəˈroʊ ʃəs/

adjective
1.
savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel:
a ferocious beating.
2.
extreme or intense:
a ferocious thirst.
/fəˈrəʊʃəs/
adjective
1.
savagely fierce or cruel: a ferocious tiger, a ferocious argument
adj.

1640s, from Latin ferocis, oblique case of ferox “fierce, wild-looking” (see ferocity). Related: Ferociously; ferociousness.

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