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  1. a menacingly wild, savage, or hostile quality or character: In spite of the fierceness of the enemy barrage, the line was made secure.After many threats, he rushed at me with the fierceness of a wolf.

  2. violent force, intensity, etc.: Already the sudden storm is passing, and its fierceness is abating.

  1. furious eagerness or intensity of emotion, etc.: As I read her novel my heart was moved by the fierceness of her love for humanity.

  2. the quality of being extremely bad or severe: Only by the fifth day, when the fierceness of the headache started to decrease, was she able to move normally again.

Origin of fierceness

First recorded in 1350–1400; fierce + -ness

Other words from fierceness

  • o·ver·fierce·ness, noun

Words Nearby fierceness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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