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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"


  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.


  1. Fierce

    Fierce were a British three-piece, all girl R&B group. They were signed to Colin Lester 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".


  1. fierce

    Fierce can be defined as having a strong, intense, and determined nature or character. It often implies displaying a great amount of aggression, power, or intensity in one's actions or demeanor. Fierce can also describe something as being impressive, wild, or vivid in its appearance or performance.

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


  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fierce is ranked #67943 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fierce surname appeared 290 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fierce.

    89.3% or 259 total occurrences were White.
    5.1% or 15 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  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. Anthony DeCarlis:

    I was like,' Oh, my God. They are so fierce, it was just beautiful what you can do with your body and the way that you can express yourself through music. I've never seen anything like that.

  2. Leonid Yelin:

    Stacey Mercer was Stacey Mercer, a great athlete, a fierce competitor, a great person and a great mom, stacey Mercer was the best teammate and always put Stacey Mercer team first. I was blessed to have coached Stacey Mercer.

  3. Daokui Qu:

    In the last three to five years, many, many new companies appeared - maybe up to 800. It's a terrible number, it's fierce, fierce competition.

  4. Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds:

    Many people will try to silence someone like Jasmine Crockett and I didn't feel that was best for the fiery personality that Jasmine Crockett is, jasmine Crockett is a fierce advocate for Jasmine Crockett constituents. Jasmine Crockett's a great orator, Jasmine Crockett does Jasmine Crockett due diligence and Jasmine Crockett comes prepared.

  5. Kate Andersen Brower:

    I really do think her fierce physical defense of her husband is the most memorable moment from any of Biden's campaigns. She didn't hesitate, i think that people can relate to that fierce and innate quality of wanting to protect someone you love. In that case it was physical, but there have been times I'm sure when she's wanted to jump in and publicly defend him over something he's done or said that he's been criticized for.

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