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Negative ConnotationPlay
The word often implies something negative, like danger or harm. SlideThe ferocious storm left the coastline in ruins.
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Not for PeoplePlay
Rarely used to describe people unless it's about their actions or behavior. SlideThe debater was ferocious in presenting his arguments.
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Hyperbolic ExpressionPlay
Often used to exaggerate characteristics for effect. SlideThey faced a ferocious defense on the football field.