- a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state.
- savagery; ferocity.
Origin of ferity
1525–35; < Latin feritās, equivalent to fer(us) wild, untamed + -itās -ity
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There is a savor of the like ferity and sweetness in this poem.John Greenleaf Whittier
W. Sloane Kennedy
- the state of being wild or uncultivated
- savagery; ferocity
Word Origin for ferity
C16: from Latin feritās, from ferus savage, untamed
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