menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals;a fierce look.
violent in force, intensity, etc.: fierce winds.
furiously eager or intense: fierce competition.
extremely bad or severe: a fierce cold.
- fierce·ly, adverb
- fierce·ness, noun
- o·ver·fierce, adjective
- un·fierce, adjective
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How to use fierce in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for fierce
having a violent and unrestrained nature; savage: a fierce dog
wild or turbulent in force, action, or intensity: a fierce storm
vehement, intense, or strong: fierce competition
informal very disagreeable or unpleasant
- fiercely, adverb
- fierceness, noun
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