Definition of ferociously in English:

ferociously

adverb

  • 1In a savagely fierce, cruel, or violent manner.

    ‘the dogs barked ferociously’
    ‘her novel was ferociously attacked when published’
    • ‘With his first film, he turned ferociously on his tormentors, mocking their hypocritical views on freedom.’
    • ‘But the family - particularly the ferociously condescending matriarch - find neither her independence of mind nor her want of fortune to their liking.’
    • ‘Suddenly, he began barking and growling ferociously, baring his teeth and lunging viciously to the extent allowed by his rope.’
    • ‘She gives up arguing with her son, as he ferociously denounces her shortcomings as a mother.’
    • ‘These two battle so ferociously and so expertly that every second of conflict will bring a smile to your face.’
    • ‘Danny comes to the plate and hits the ball so ferociously hard that it knocks Robert off his feet when he catches it.’
    • ‘His attention was called to an ugly looking bull dog, which ran toward him and began barking ferociously.’
    • ‘The novel's working-class protagonist drifts, kills randomly and ferociously.’
    • ‘The suspects gained entry by posing as postmen and ferociously attacked the man and his wife."’
    • ‘In the story, a boy in a cowboy suit stands in a Victorian parlor, while toy soldiers, grown to enormous size, battle ferociously on the rug before him.’
    1. 1.1as submodifier To a very great degree; extremely.
      ‘a bookish, ferociously intelligent young girl’
      ‘he's the most ferociously loyal friend’
      • ‘It's clear from her biographer's account that she was ferociously ambitious.’
      • ‘In a ferociously competitive environment, success comes down to relationships.’
      • ‘Alas, I cling ferociously to my old ways.’
      • ‘Summer days can be ferociously hot and winter nights freezing cold.’
      • ‘The film was ferociously attacked as blasphemous by the Church, although controversy merely enhanced its popularity.’
      • ‘The man's a ferociously talented writer with a good grasp of character.’
      • ‘She was ferociously opposed to the out-of-town development.’
      • ‘Your traditional Scottish beer drinker is ferociously loyal to his or her favourite pint.’
      • ‘The sales reps battled ferociously with each other for accounts.’
      • ‘She was ferociously intelligent, passionate about theatre, an astonishing actress and later to be a brilliant director.’

Pronunciation

ferociously

/fɪˈrəʊʃəsli/