Variant of fierce
- 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: Middle 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
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