As a noun hailstorm
As an adjective ferocious is
marked by extreme and violent energy.
* hail storm
Marked by extreme and violent energy.
, date=October 1
, author=Tom Fordyce
, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Scotland needed a victory by eight points to have a realistic chance of progressing to the knock-out stages, and for long periods of a ferocious
contest looked as if they might pull it off.}}
Extreme or intense.