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Synonyms for ferocious
fəˈroʊ 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    nonviolent

Wiktionary

  1. ferocious(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    fierce

  2. ferocious(adjective)

    Marked by extreme and violent energy.

    Synonyms:
    fierce

  3. ferocious(adjective)

    Extreme or intense.

    Synonyms:
    fierce

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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ferocious(a.)

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

  2. ferocious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ferocious(a)

    Synonyms:
    rapacious, ravenous, truculent, fell, savage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fierce, brutal, savage, vicious

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How to use ferocious in a sentence?

  1. Mahmoud Abbas:

    Today is one of the most ferocious days our people have seen, before we were suffering from illegal Israeli settlements. Now it's another illegal settlement by the Israel and Ivanka Trump.

  2. Rebecca Stimson:

    What that has meant is what the Conservative party put in that advert has been the subject of ferocious public debate and discussion, precisely because people could see that it was there.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Fictitious friends called frienemies are more poisonous to a person than the ferocious or venomous animals around him or her.

  4. Jarrett Maupin:

    He was totally compliant, submissive even still not enough to save him from the ferocious violence of the police department.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Bill Clinton and Barack Obama mission is the story of an epic battle and the ferocious eternal struggle between good and evil.


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