- The definition of fierce is cruel, violent or intense.
- An example of fierce is the nature of an angry bear.
- An example of fierce is storm with very high winds.
A fierce dog.
- of a violently cruel nature; savage; wild: a fierce dog
- violent; uncontrolled: a fierce storm
- intensely eager; intense; ardent: a fierce embrace
- ☆ Informal very distasteful, disagreeable, bad, etc.
Origin of fierceMiddle English fers ; from Old French fers, fier ; from Classical Latin ferus, wild, savage ; from Indo-European base an unverified form hwer-, wild animal from source Classical Greek thēr, animal
- a. Hostile and violent, especially by nature or temperament; ferocious: The Huns were fierce warriors.b. Characterized by or showing hostility: gave us a fierce look.
- Extremely powerful or destructive: a fierce storm; a fierce flood.
- Intense in activity or feeling; vigorous or ardent: a fierce debate; fierce loyalty.
Origin of fierceMiddle English fiers, from Old French, from Latin ferus; see ghwer- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative fiercer, superlative fiercest)
- Extremely violent, severe, ferocious or savage.
- A fierce storm battered the coast.
- Resolute or strenuously active.
- We made a fierce attempt to escape.
- Threatening in appearance or demeanor.
- The lion gave a fierce roar.
- (slang, Ireland, rural) very, excellent.
- It was fierce cold.
- Q: "How was the party last night?" A: "Fierce!"
- (slang, US) Of exceptional quality, exhibiting boldness or chutzpah.
- Tyra said to strike a pose and make it fierce.