Fierce is ferocious and forceful, like a lion. When you are fierce, opponents fear you. Despite their loss, the talented JV team put up a fierce fight against the varsity squad.

Fierce comes from the Latin ferus 'wild animal.' It means strong, proud, dangerous and ready to roar. Fierce can also be used to mean intense. The family was known for their fierce pride. If you have a fierce work ethic, you don't rest until you finish the job. And a fierce storm can really devastate a community.

Definitions of fierce

adj marked by extreme and violent energy

fierce fighting”
ferocious, furious, savage
acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity

adj marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

fierce loyalty”
tearing, trigger-happy, vehement, violent
possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

adj violently agitated and turbulent

“"the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound”
boisterous, rough
(especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion

adj ruthless in competition

bowelless, cutthroat
merciless, unmerciful
having or showing no mercy

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