Ferity

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ferity Wildness; savageness; fierceness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ferity Wildness; savageness; cruelty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ferity wildness
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. feritas, from ferus, wild
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ferinusfera, a wild beast—ferus; akin to Gr. thēr, Ger. thier, a beast.

Usage

In literature:

The wildness of the savage is but a faint symbol of the awful ferity with which good men and lovers meet.
"Walking" by Henry David Thoreau
The wildness of the savage is but a faint symbol of the awful ferity with which good men and lovers meet.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
There is a savor of the like ferity and sweetness in this poem.
"John Greenleaf Whittier" by W. Sloane Kennedy
The wildness of the savage is but a faint symbol of the awful ferity with which good men and lovers meet.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
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