2. fierce => ferocity.
- ferocity (n.)
- c. 1600, from French férocité, from Latin ferocitatem (nominative ferocitas) "fierceness," from ferocis, oblique case of ferox "bold, courageous, warlike; fierce, savage, headstrong, cruel," literally "wild-looking," a derivative of ferus "wild" (see fierce) + -ox, -ocem (genitive -ocis), a suffix meaning "looking or appearing" (cognate with Greek ops "eye, sight;" see eye (n.)).
- 1. His intensity and the ferocity of his feelings alarmed me.
- 2. The police were shocked by the ferocity of the attack.
- 3. The uprising was put down with the utmost ferocity.
- 4. He had never heard such ferocity in a man's voice.
- 5. It attacks its prey with great ferocity.
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