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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noun plural -ties rare

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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