V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: the state of being violent, brutal, or wild
Synonyms: fierceness, fury, rage, ruthlessness, savagery
Antonyms: gentility, benevolence
Tips: Ferocity is an animal-like quality displayed by predators without compassion. Ferocious is a related adjective and is used to describe anyone who is consumed by ferocity. The adjective is generally used more than the noun.
The unfair treatment of her children brought out the mother's maternal ferocity. (fierceness, rage)
The woman's uncharacteristic ferocity hinted at mishandled stress. (fury, rage)
The ferocity in which he tackled his opponent frightened even the audience. (ruthlessness, savagery)
The ferocity of the attack stunned the small community. (savagery, ruthlessness, brutality)
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