- 1. the state or quality of being ferocious: "the ferocity of the storm caught them by surprise"
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ferocity. 1) the quality or state of being ferocious; fierceness . 2) fierce, ravenous, relentless. 3) one's level of ferociousness. The cougar entered the bar in a heightened state of ferocity. by ReneeB August 22, 2008. Flag.
Definitions for terms Ferocity and Assault. noun. Close fighting during the culmination of a military attack. A threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped.
from The Century Dictionary. noun The quality of being ferocious; ferocious or fierce character or disposition; savage wildness or fierceness; fury; noun = Syn, Savageness, barbarity, inhumanity, ruthlessness, mercilessness, brutality.
--noun (singular: ferocity; plural: ferocities) 1. fierceness : the property of being wild or turbulent. 1606, from Fr. f?rocit?, from Latin ferocitatem (nom. ferocitas) "fierceness", from ferocis, an oblique case of ferox "fierce, wild-looking", a derivative of ferus "wild" (see fierce) + -ox, -ocem (genitive -ocis), a suffix meaning "looking or appearing" (cognate with Greek ops "eye, sight").