ferociousness ferociousness n. the trait of extreme cruelty.

Syn: brutality, viciousness, savageness, savagery. [WordNet 1.5]

It [Christianity] has adapted the ferociousness of war. --Blair. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ferociousness — index bestiality, cruelty, severity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ferociousness — ferocious ► ADJECTIVE 1) savagely fierce, cruel, or violent. 2) informal very great; extreme. DERIVATIVES ferociously adverb ferociousness noun ferocity noun. ORIGIN from Latin ferox fierce …   English terms dictionary

  • Ferociousness — 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. [1913 Webster] The humbled power of a ferocious …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ferociousness — noun see ferocious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ferociousness — See ferociously. * * * …   Universalium

  • ferociousness — noun The quality of being ferocious; ferocity …   Wiktionary

  • ferociousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity: depth (often used in plural), ferocity, fierceness, fury, intensity, pitch, severity, vehemence, vehemency, violence. See BIG, STRONG …   English dictionary for students

  • ferociousness — n. savagery, fierceness, brutalness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ferociousness — fe·ro·cious·ness …   English syllables

  • ferociousness — See: ferocious …   English dictionary

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