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fe·ro·cious

ferocious

 
pronunciation:
f ro shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: fierce; savage.
Mother bears can become ferocious if their cubs are hurt.
synonyms:
brutal, fierce, savage, vicious
antonyms:
gentle, mild, tame
similar words:
bloodthirsty, violent, wild
derivations: ferociously (adv.), ferociousness (n.)
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The word ferocious contains the following part:
-ous, -ious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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