Synonyms for ferocious
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 4 votes
ferocious, fierce, furious, savageadjective
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote
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His calm and gentle tone was like an anchor in a ferocious sea, keeping me from drifting into a current of heartache.
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.
I would not want to be someone who's on the receiving end of Jeb Bush's competitiveness. It's ferocious when it needs to be.
The new Nigerian president will have to fight Boko Haram because the group cannot be dealt with any other way, boko Haram has even alienated fellow Islamists who believe in Sharia governance. That doesn't mean that these Islamists opposed to Boko Haram are moderates; just that they are less ferocious than Boko Haram.
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.
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- див, свирепBulgarian
- raivopäinen, julma, raivokasFinnish
- woest, wildDutch
- brutalny, bestialski, okrutnyPolish
- свире́пый, жесто́кийRussian
- vildsynt, vildSwedish
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