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ferocious

adjective uk   /fəˈrəʊ.ʃəs/  us   /-ˈroʊ-/
frightening and violent: a ferocious dog a ferocious battle She's got a ferocious (= very bad) temper. The president came in for some ferocious criticism.
ferociously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
A female lion defends her young ferociously.
ferocity
noun [U] uk   /-ˈrɒs.ə.ti/  us   /-ˈrɑː.sə.t̬i/ (also ferociousness )
The ferocity of the attack shocked a lot of people.
Translations of “ferocious”
in Arabic ضار, وَحْشي…
in Korean 맹렬한…
in Malaysian bengis…
in French féroce…
in Turkish vahşi, yırtıcı, canavar…
in Italian feroce…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兇猛的,兇惡的, 激烈的, 可怕的…
in Russian свирепый…
in Polish krwiożerczy, zawzięty…
in Vietnamese dữ dội, tàn bạo…
in Spanish feroz…
in Portuguese feroz…
in Thai ที่ดุร้าย…
in German wild…
in Catalan feroç, atroç…
in Japanese 凶暴な…
in Indonesian ganas, buas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 凶猛的,凶恶的, 激烈的, 可怕的…
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