ferity

ferity

[fer-i-tee]
noun
1.
a wild, untamed, or uncultivated state.
2.
savagery; ferocity.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin feritās, equivalent to fer(us) wild, untamed + -itās -ity

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feral1 (ˈfɪərəl, ˈfɛr-)
 
adj
1.  Also: ferine (of animals and plants) existing in a wild or uncultivated state, esp after being domestic or cultivated
2.  Also: ferine savage; brutal
3.  derogatory, slang (Austral) (of a person) tending to be interested in environmental issues and having a rugged, unkempt appearance
 
n
4.  derogatory, slang (Austral) a person who displays such tendencies and appearance
5.  slang (Austral) disgusting
6.  slang (Austral) excellent
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin ferālis, from Latin fera a wild beast, from ferus savage]
 
ferity1
 
n

ferity (ˈfɛrɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state of being wild or uncultivated
2.  savagery; ferocity
 
[C16: from Latin feritās, from ferus savage, untamed]

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