Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being ferocious; ferocity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the trait of extreme cruelty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being ferocious; savage fierceness; cruelty; ferocity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of extreme cruelty

Etymologies

ferocious +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "It struck with the same kind of ferociousness or ferocity in aboriginal communities as it did in non-aboriginal communities," says Mary-Ellen Kelm, a social historian who has studied the Spanish flu's impact on native communities in British Columbia.

    Canadian Online Health News

  • That friendship had no effect on the ferociousness of their on-court play, however; between 1978 and 1981 they faced each other 14 times, splitting the matches seven each.

    Game, Set, Unmatched

  • Blocker diluted the ferociousness of his sport and made the March date sound like a game of checkers.

    Elliot Worsell: UFC's Jones and Evans: Good Friends, Better Enemies

  • To all of which a seeming contradiction was given by the ferociousness of their accoutrement.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • At that moment Michael was lying squirming on his back a dozen feet away, his legs straight up in the air, both fox-terriers worrying with well-stimulated ferociousness.

    CHAPTER VII

  • No whimper, nor sound, nor sign of fear, came from Jerry — only choking growls of ferociousness, intermingled with snarls of anger, and a belligerent up-clawing of hind-legs.

    CHAPTER XVI

  • "Lisbeth has a ferociousness and fearlessness about her; she does not stand idly by but rights the wrongs," said Ms. Summerville, who created both the costumes for the film and the H&M collection.

    'Dragon Tattoo' Costume Designer Joins With H&M for Lisbeth Line

  • In the exquisite "Georges Braque: Pioneer of Modernism," a five-decade survey of 41 paintings and collages—all masterpieces of varying levels—Braque's virtuosity and range, his subtlety and ferociousness are accessible in full force.

    A Modern Movement Unto Himself

  • The ferociousness of the group, whose name means "Western education is sin," has rattled politicians and police alike.

    Islamists Kill Dozens in Nigeria

  • As Dren develops (as played by Delphine Chanéac with a potent mix of ferociousness, innocence, and sexuality), the film deepens.

    Movie Review: Splice » Scene-Stealers

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  • "The ferocity with which people fight about words is astonishing." - George Bernard Shaw

    July 27, 2010