ferocity

[ fuh-ros-i-tee ]
/ fəˈrɒs ɪ ti /

noun

a ferocious quality or state; savage fierceness.

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Origin of ferocity

1600–10; < Latin ferōcitās, equivalent to ferōc-, stem of ferōx ferocious + -itās -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM ferocity

non·fe·roc·i·ty, noun
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