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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fierce \Fierce\, adjective [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}, adverb -- {Fierce"ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fierce

adjective

1: marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle" [syn: {ferocious}, {fierce}, {furious}, {savage}]

2: marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions" [syn: {fierce}, {tearing}, {vehement}, {violent}, {trigger-happy}]

3: ruthless in competition; "cutthroat competition"; "bowelless readiness to take advantage" [syn: {cutthroat}, {fierce}, {bowelless}]

4: violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas" [syn: {boisterous}, {fierce}, {rough}]


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