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Ferocious


FERO'CIOUS, adjective [Latin ferox; allied to ferus, wild, fera, a wild animal.]

1. Fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty; as a ferocious look, countenance or features.

2. Ravenous; rapacious; as a ferocious lion.

3. Fierce; barbarous; cruel; as ferocious savages.