ferocious ferocious  /fə ˈroʊ ʃəs/


  • (adj) marked by extreme and violent energy


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  1. The battle is as long as it is ferocious, and in the audience I saw the movie with, nobody took a breath until it was over.
  2. The suicide of a retired Oklahoma professor is the impetus for a ferocious family get-together.
  3. Blogs are by nature very personalan intimate, often ferocious expression of the blogger's passions.


  1. NBA Finals 2013: The sad song of Manu Ginobili's decline

    SAN ANTONIO -- Manu Ginobili , that wondrous mix of basketball genius and ferocious competitor, has been absent during the Finals. As we focus so much on the Heat and especially Dwyane Wade's inconsistent play, Ginobili's descent has slid under the radar even though his issues are even more pronounced. He's averaging just 7.5 points and three assists and his shot looks flat and way offline ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Thousands without power after high-speed storms thrash NC

    A ferocious line of thunderstorms raced through central North Carolina on Thursday, uprooting trees and snapping power lines with straight-line wind gusts up to 70 mph.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WRAL.com Raleigh

  3. KELLER — Rescue dispatchers have reported a "sinkhole" on the roadway near 30542 Lankford Highway...

    A ferocious round of severe weather is starting to wallop the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. - 12:54 am
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Delaware Coast Press


  1. "We know we're going to go through ferocious weather, and that's what we need to get the speeds we need to cross the Atlantic," said Branson, the 58-year-old chairman of the Virgin Group. "But obviously we don't want the kind of storm that's...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Richard Branson Source: CTV.ca

  2. "This is the 18th day of the Israeli aggression against our people, which is become more ferocious each day as the number of victims rises," Abbas said. "Israel is keeping up this aggression to wipe out our people over there."
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "It's like my whole world has crumbled because I will be out for at least six weeks. I am terribly sad," Modric told the Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List. "It wasn't a ferocious tackle but it hurt awfully and I knew something was wrong the...
    on Aug 30, 2009 By: Luka Modric Source: guardian.co.uk

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