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Synonyms for ferocious
fəˈroʊ ʃəsfe·ro·cious

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Wiktionary

  1. ferociousadjective

    Synonyms:
    fierce

  2. ferociousadjective

    Marked by extreme and violent energy.

    Synonyms:
    fierce

  3. ferociousadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferocious, fierce, furious, savageadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ferociousadjective

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

  2. ferociousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ferociousadjective

    Synonyms:
    rapacious, ravenous, truculent, fell, savage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ferocious":

    fierce, brutal, savage, vicious

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How to use ferocious in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

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

  2. Jacqui McCullagh:

    Boats washed ashore, houses without roofs, windows smashed in, trees snapped in half, gum trees torn out of the ground and those that do remain standing, are bare and lifeless, the wind gusts were so ferocious, they sounded like freight trains passing by. The concrete walls were shaking non-stop all day.

  3. Michael Kugelman:

    These high turnover issues increase the possibility that when U.S.-led forces leave Afghanistan for good, whenever that is, they will be leaving Afghan forces unable to fend off a still-ferocious insurgency.

  4. Tracy Burgess:

    Once we got the pouch open, a tiny little hand came out with claws on it, so, yeah, there's a pinkie - very little baby unfurred possum, so she's a ferocious mother who has clearly done her best for her bub.

  5. Anuj Somany:

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


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