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fierce

 (fîrs)
adj. fierc·er, fierc·est
1.
a. Hostile and violent, especially by nature or temperament; ferocious: The Huns were fierce warriors.
b. Characterized by or showing hostility: gave us a fierce look.
2. Extremely powerful or destructive: a fierce storm; a fierce flood.
3. Intense in activity or feeling; vigorous or ardent: a fierce debate; fierce loyalty.

[Middle English fiers, from Old French, from Latin ferus; see ghwer- in Indo-European roots.]

fierce′ly adv.
fierce′ness n.

fierce

(fɪəs)
adj
1. having a violent and unrestrained nature; savage: a fierce dog.
2. wild or turbulent in force, action, or intensity: a fierce storm.
3. vehement, intense, or strong: fierce competition.
4. informal very disagreeable or unpleasant
[C13: from Old French fiers, from Latin ferus]
ˈfiercely adv
ˈfierceness n

fierce

(fɪərs)

adj. fierc•er, fierc•est.
1. menacingly wild, savage, or hostile.
2. violent in force, intensity, etc.
3. furiously eager or intense: fierce competition.
4. Informal. extremely bad or severe: a fierce cold.
[1250–1300; Middle English fiers < Anglo-French fers, Old French fiers (nominative)< Latin ferus wild, fierce; compare feral, ferocious]
fierce′ly, adv.
fierce′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fierce - marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
violent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"
2.fierce - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictionsfierce - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
3.fierce - ruthless in competition; "cutthroat competition"; "bowelless readiness to take advantage"
merciless, unmerciful - having or showing no mercy; "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating"
4.fierce - violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"

fierce

fierce

adjective
1. Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint:
2. So intense as to cause extreme suffering:
3. Intensely violent in sustained velocity:
4. Extreme in degree, strength, or effect:
5. Intensely sustained, especially in activity:
Translations
شَرِس، ضارٍ، عَنيفقَوي، عَنيفمُفْتَرِس
divokýkrutýnelítostnývzteklýzuřivý
bidskbisterglubskheftigskarp
hurjaraivokasraju
divlji
ákafurgrimmur; ofsalegur
凶暴な
난폭한
įniršęsnirtulingainirtulingas
nežēlīgsniknsspēcīgsstiprs
neľútostnýrozzúrený
napadalensilovit
våldsam
ดุร้าย
dữ tợn

fierce

[fɪəs] ADJ (fiercer (compar) (fiercest (superl)))
1. (= ferocious) [animal] → feroz, fiero; [gesture, expression] → feroz; [temper] → temible
the prime minister came under fierce attack from the oppositionla oposición atacó ferozmente al primer ministro
she gave me a fierce lookme lanzó una mirada furibunda
2. (= intense) [competition, argument] → encarnizado; [storm, wind, opposition, resistance] → violento; [opponent] → empedernido, acérrimo; [pride, loyalty] → impasionado; [heat] → intenso
fierce fighting broke out in the capitalse produjeron enfrentamientos encarnizados en la capital
the fire was so fierce that it took several hours to put it outel fuego era tan intenso que se tardaron varias horas en apagarlo

fierce

[ˈfɪərs] adj
[animal] → féroce; [look] → féroce, sauvage
to look fierce → avoir l'air féroce
The dog looked very fierce → Le chien avait l'air très féroce.
[wind, storm] → (très) violent(e)
The wind was very fierce → Le vent était très violent.
[attack] → violent(e); [battle] → violent(e); [fighting] → féroce
a fierce attack → une attaque violente
[enemy] → féroce
[competition] → acharné(e)
[loyalty] → à toute épreuve

fierce

adj (+er) animalwild, aggressiv; dogböse; person, look, appearancegrimmig; fighting, battle, opposition, resistance, opponent, critic, rivalserbittert, heftig; debate, argument, stormheftig; attack, competition, criticismscharf; determinationwild; loyaltyunerschütterlich; pride, ambition, independenceleidenschaftlich; heat, sunglühend; the troops came under fierce attackdie Truppen wurden scharf angegriffen; he has a fierce temperer braust schnell or leicht auf

fierce

[fɪəs] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → feroce; (opponent) → accanito/a; (enemy) → acerrimo/a; (look, fighting) → fiero/a; (wind, storm) → furioso/a; (heat) → intenso/a

fierce

(fiəs) adjective
1. very angry and likely to attack. a fierce dog; a fierce expression.
2. intense or strong. fierce rivals.
ˈfiercely adverb

fierce

مُفْتَرِس vzteklý bidsk heftig άγριος fiero hurja féroce divlji feroce 凶暴な 난폭한 woest heftig dziki feroz свирепый våldsam ดุร้าย azgın dữ tợn 凶猛的
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