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Definition of Ferocity


  1. Savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty; as, ferocity of countenance.

Ferocity Quotations

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
Bertrand Russell

All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.
John W. Gardner

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.
Havelock Ellis

Here's the problem: I don't like who I've become when my iPhone is within reach. I find myself checking e-mails and responding to texts throughout the day with some kind of Pavlovian ferocity - it's not a conscious act, but a reflexive one.
Josh Radnor
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Ferocity Translations

ferocity in Latin is ferocia
ferocity in Spanish is ferocidad
ferocity in Swedish is vildhet, grymhet

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