[ fer-i-tee ]
/ ˈfɛr ɪ ti /
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a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state.
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Origin of ferity
1525–35; <Latin feritās, equivalent to fer(us) wild, untamed + -itās-ity
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British Dictionary definitions for ferity
/ (ˈfɛrɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties rare
the state of being wild or uncultivated
Word Origin for ferity
C16: from Latin feritās, from ferus savage, untamed
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