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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferocious, fierce, furious, savageadjective

    marked by extreme and violent energy

    "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"

  2. fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happyadjective

    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"

  3. cutthroat, fierce, bowellessadjective

    ruthless in competition

    "cutthroat competition"; "bowelless readiness to take advantage"

  4. boisterous, fierce, roughadjective

    violently agitated and turbulent

    "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"

Wiktionary

  1. fierceadjective

    Extremely violent, severe, ferocious or savage.

    A fierce storm battered the coast.

  2. fierceadjective

    Resolute or strenuously active.

    We made a fierce attempt to escape.

  3. fierceadjective

    Threatening in appearance or demeanor.

    The lion gave a fierce roar.

  4. fierceadjective

    very, excellent.

  5. fierceadjective

    Of exceptional quality, exhibiting boldness or chutzpah.

    Tyra said to strike a pose and make it fierce.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FIERCEadjective

    Etymology: fier, French; ferox, Latin.

    Thou huntest me as a fierce lion. Job.

    Destruction enters in the treacherous wood,
    And vengeful slaughter, fierce for human blood. Alexander Pope.

    Tyrants fierce, that unrelenting die Alexander Pope.

    With that the god, whose earthquakes rock the ground,
    Fierce to Phœacia crost the vast profound. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel. Gen. xlix. 7.

    This fierce abridgment
    Hath to it circumstantial branches, which
    Distinction should be rich in. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    A man brings his mind to be positive and fierce for positions whose evidence he has never examined. John Locke.

    The ships, though so great, are driven of fierce winds; yet are they turned about with a very small helm. Ja. iii. 2.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fierce

    furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce wind

  2. Fierce

    vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious

  3. Fierce

    excessively earnest, eager, or ardent

Freebase

  1. Fierce

    Fierce was a three-piece, all girl R&B group from the United Kingdom. They were signed to Colin Lester's and Ian McAndrew's Wildstar Records, and scored four hit singles on the UK Singles Chart in 1999 and 2000. The biggest of the hits, "Sweet Love 2K", was a cover of the Anita Baker song "Sweet Love".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fierce

    fērs, adj. ferocious: violent: angry.—adv. Fierce′ly.—n. Fierce′ness. [O. Fr. fers (Fr. fier)—L. ferus, wild, savage.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fierce' in Adjectives Frequency: #689

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fierce in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fierce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of fierce in a Sentence

  1. Mike Huckabee:

    She loved politics and was a faithful and fierce warrior for her party throughout her adult life.

  2. Fadi Ahmad:

    The regime wants to try to retake all of northern Latakia before Feb. 26, the battles are very fierce. Yesterday, there were heavy battles in the part of rural Latakia that is still with us.

  3. Robyn Crawford:

    I think what they had between them is a real, honest and fierce affection and caring for one another, may we all have a friend who will fight for us.

  4. Mustafa Bali:

    We won't storm the village and declare it liberated unless we have completely confirmed the departure of civilians, we expect a fierce battle.

  5. Iyad Shamsi:

    What's happening in Aleppo is a violation of the truce by the regime. The battles are fierce and this may lead to the biggest humanitarian tragedy in the world.

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