Origin of ferocious
Examples from the Web for ferocious
The man behind the desk is a fictional character—a ferocious patriot exposing the limits of rigid ideology.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale|Noel Murray|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead they operated out of a vast network of tunnels, and the combat was as ferocious as any the IDF has seen for many years.
I saw a faint, sweet glimmer of the ferocious protector he once was.
All of this is playing out against a backdrop of ferocious political rivalries and discord in the capital of Sanaa.Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck|Shuaib Almosawa|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He seems uncomfortable in front of the camera but the moment he starts to rap he gains a ferocious confidence.
Beneath this disguise was concealed a keen knowledge of art, combined with a ferocious skill in bargaining.A Zola Dictionary|J. G. Patterson
In this manner did he indulge in the wild and uncouth glee of a savage as ferocious as he was powerful.The Dead Boxer|William Carleton
This is a ferocious and passionate version, but it is substantially not an unreal account of the position.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)|John Morley
To-day I timidly approached one of the ferocious looking animals he writes about.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah|William G. Burn Murdoch
The raiding, party hurled itself into the trench, headed by an officer of ferocious mien.
British Dictionary definitions for ferocious
Word Origin for ferocious
Word Origin and History for ferocious
1640s, from Latin ferocis, oblique case of ferox "fierce, wild-looking" (see ferocity). Related: Ferociously; ferociousness.