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Synonyms for ferociousfəˈroʊ ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferocious, fierce, furious, savage(adj)

    marked by extreme and violent energy

    "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"

    angered, rough, trigger-happy, uncivilized, savage, barbarous, angry, cutthroat, infuriated, tempestuous, furious, raging, violent, fell, fierce, barbaric, feral, cruel, enraged, vehement, maddened, roughshod, tearing, boisterous, barbarian, uncivilised, bowelless, vicious, brutal, ferine, wild



  1. ferocious(adjective)


  2. ferocious(adjective)

    Marked by extreme and violent energy.


  3. ferocious(adjective)

    Extreme or intense.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ferocious

    Fierce signifies having a furious and cruel nature, or being in a furious and cruel mood, more commonly the latter. It applies to that which is now intensely excited, or liable to intense and sudden excitement. Ferocious refers to a state or disposition; that which is fierce flashes or blazes; that which is ferocious steadily burns; we speak of a ferocious animal, a fierce passion. A fiery spirit with a good disposition is quickly excitable in a good cause, but may not be fierce or ferocious. Savage signifies untrained, uncultivated. Ferocious always denotes a tendency to violence; it is more distinctly bloodthirsty than the other words; a person may be deeply, intensely cruel, and not at all ferocious; a ferocious countenance expresses habitual ferocity; a fierce countenance may express habitual fierceness, or only the sudden anger of the moment. That which is wild is simply unrestrained; the word may imply no anger or harshness; as, wild delight, wild alarm.

    fierce, fiery, furious, impetuous, raging, savage, uncultivated, untrained, violent, wild

    affectionate, docile, gentle, harmless, kind, mild, patient, peaceful, submissive, sweet, tame, tender

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ferocious(a.)

    untamed (like a wild beast), savage, fierce, wild, ravenous, rapacious, ferine

  2. ferocious(a.)

    barbarous, cruel, inhuman, brutal, fell, ruthless, relentless, merciless, pitiless, sanguinary, bloody, vandalic

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fierce, brutal, savage, vicious

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