What is the meaning of fierce?


  • Marked by extreme and violent energy.
    • usage: "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
  • Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid.
    • usage: "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
  • Ruthless in competition.
    • usage: "cutthroat competition"; "bowelless readiness to take advantage"
  • Violently agitated and turbulent.
    • usage: "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
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APAWordNet. (2010). fierce. Retrieved March 30, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/fierce/definitions/1174078
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MLAWordNet. "fierce" 23 October 2010. Web. 30 March 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/fierce/definitions/1174078>
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