Fierce meaning

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Intense in activity or feeling; vigorous or ardent.

A fierce debate; fierce loyalty.

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Intensely eager; intense; ardent.

A fierce embrace.

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Resolute or strenuously active.

We made a fierce attempt to escape.

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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.

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The lion gave a fierce roar.

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Of a violently cruel nature; savage; wild.

A fierce dog.

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Violent; uncontrolled.

A fierce storm.

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Extremely violent, severe, ferocious or savage.

A fierce storm battered the coast.

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(slang, Ireland, rural) Very, excellent.

It was fierce cold.

Q: "How was the party last night?" A: "Fierce!"

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(slang, US) Of exceptional quality, exhibiting boldness or chutzpah.

Tyra said to strike a pose and make it fierce.

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(informal) Very distasteful, disagreeable, bad, etc.
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Extremely powerful or destructive.

A fierce storm; a fierce flood.

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Origin of fierce

  • Middle English fiers from Old French from Latin ferus ghwer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French fers (“wild", "ferocious”), nominative of fer, from Latin ferus (“wild", "untamed”)

    From Wiktionary