ferocious Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ferocious" in British English

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ferociousadjective

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 ​femaleliondefends her ​young ferociously.
ferocity
noun [U] uk   /-ˈrɒs.ə.ti/  us   /-ˈrɑː.sə.t̬i/ (also ferociousness )
The ferocity of the ​attackshocked a lot of ​people.
(Definition of ferocious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ferocious" in American English

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ferociousadjective

 us   /fəˈroʊ·ʃəs/
fierce and ​violent: ferocious ​wilddogs
(Definition of ferocious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ferocious”
in Korean 맹렬한…
in Arabic ضار, وَحْشي…
in Malaysian bengis…
in French féroce…
in Russian свирепый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兇猛的,兇惡的, 激烈的, 可怕的…
in Italian feroce…
in Turkish vahşi, yırtıcı, canavar…
in Polish krwiożerczy, zawzięty…
in Spanish feroz…
in Vietnamese dữ dội, tàn bạo…
in Portuguese feroz…
in Thai ที่ดุร้าย…
in German wild…
in Catalan feroç, atroç…
in Japanese 凶暴な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 凶猛的,凶恶的, 激烈的, 可怕的…
in Indonesian ganas, buas…
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