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Meaning of FIERCE

Pronunciation:  feers

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
  2. [adj]  ruthless in competition; "cutthroat competition"; "bowelless readiness to take advantage"
  3. [adj]  marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
  4. [adj]  marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
 

FIERCE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: boisterous, bowelless, cutthroat, ferocious, furious, intense, merciless, rough, savage, stormy, tearing, trigger-happy, unmerciful, vehement, violent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fierce\, a. [Compar. {Fiercer}; superl. {Fiercest}.]
[OE. fers, fiers, OF. fier, nom. fiers, fierce, savage,
cruel, F. fier proud, from L. ferus wild, savage, cruel;
perh. akin to E. bear the animal. Cf. {Feral}, {Ferocity}.]
1. Furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce
   wind.

         His fierce thunder drove us to the deep. --Milton.

2. Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or
   injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious. ``A
   fierce whisper.'' --Dickens. ``A fierce tyrant.'' --Pope.

         The fierce foe hung upon our broken rear. --Milton.

         Thou huntest me as a fierce lion.     --Job. x. 16.

3. Excessively earnest, eager, or ardent.

Syn: Ferocious; savage; cruel; vehement; impetuous;
     barbarous; fell. See {Ferocious}. -- {Fierce"ly}, adv.
     -- {Fierce"ness}, n.

 
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