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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ferocious \Fe*ro"cious\, a. [L. ferox, -ocis, fierce: cf. F.
f['e]roce. See Ferocity.]
Fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty; ravenous;
rapacious; as, ferocious look or features; a ferocious lion.
The humbled power of a ferocious enemy. --Lowth.
Syn: Ferocious, Fierce, Savage, Barbarous.
Usage: When these words are applied to human feelings or
conduct, ferocious describes the disposition; fierce,
the haste and violence of an act; barbarous, the
coarseness and brutality by which it was marked;
savage, the cruel and unfeeling spirit which it
showed. A man is ferocious in his temper, fierce in
his actions, barbarous in the manner of carrying out
his purposes, savage in the spirit and feelings
expressed in his words or deeds. -- Fe*ro"cious*ly,
adv. -- Fe*ro"cious*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: in a physically fierce manner; "silence broken by dogs
barking ferociously"; "they fought fiercely" [syn:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "ferociously":
atrociously, barbarously, bec et ongles, bestially, brutally,
brutishly, cruelly, devilishly, diabolically, ferally, fiendishly,
fiercely, inhumanely, inhumanly, mercilessly, pitilessly,
ruthlessly, savagely, sharkishly, slaveringly, tooth and nail,
truculently, unhumanly, viciously, wolfishly
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