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ferocious

adjective     /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 .Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly ferociously     /-li/ adverb A female lion defends her young ferociously.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly ferocity     /-ˈrɒs.ə.ti/ US  /-ˈrɑː.sə.t̬i/ noun [U] (also ferociousness) The ferocity of the attack shocked a lot of people .Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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