fierce

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
  1. adjective
    marked by extreme and violent energy
    fierce fighting”
    synonyms: ferocious, furious, savage
    violent
    acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
  2. adjective
    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    fierce loyalty”
    synonyms: tearing, trigger-happy, vehement, violent
    intense
    possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
  3. adjective
    violently agitated and turbulent
    “"the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound”
    synonyms: boisterous, rough
    stormy
    (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
  4. adjective
    ruthless in competition
    synonyms: bowelless, cutthroat
    merciless, unmerciful
    having or showing no mercy
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