noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Latin feritas, from ferus Date: 1534 archaic the quality or state of being feral; also barbarity

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  • Ferity — Fer i*ty, n. [L. feritas, from ferus wild.] Wildness; savageness; fierceness. [Obs.] Woodward. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • ferity — [fer′i tē] n. [L feritas < ferus, FIERCE] the state or quality of being wild, savage, or untamed …   English World dictionary

  • ferity — ˈferəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Latin feritas, from ferus wild + itas ity : the state of being feral : wildness, barbarity the ferity of the animals of the deep forests …   Useful english dictionary

  • ferity — /fer i tee/, n. 1. a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state. 2. savagery; ferocity. [1525 35; < L feritas, equiv. to fer(us) wild, untamed + itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • ferity — noun /ˈfɛɹɪti/ The quality or fact of being wild or in a wild state; wildness, brutishness …   Wiktionary

  • ferity — n. savagery; ferocity; state of barbarism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ferity — fer·i·ty …   English syllables

  • ferity — fer•i•ty [[t]ˈfɛr ɪ ti[/t]] n. 1) a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state 2) savagery; ferocity • Etymology: 1525–35; < L feritās; see feral ity …   From formal English to slang

  • ferity — /ˈfɛrəti/ (say feruhtee) noun 1. a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state. 2. savagery; ferocity. {Latin feritas fierceness, roughness} …   Australian English dictionary

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