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.

Usage Examples:

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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