fiercely


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.fiercely - in a physically fierce manner; "silence broken by dogs barking ferociously"; "they fought fiercely"
2.fiercely - in an emotionally fierce manner; "she was fiercely proud of her children"

fiercely

adverb
1. ferociously, savagely, passionately, furiously, viciously, menacingly, tooth and nail, in a frenzy, like cat and dog, frenziedly, tigerishly, with no holds barred, tempestuously, with bared teeth, uncontrolledly They argued fiercely.
2. strongly, keenly, intensely, passionately, relentlessly He has always been fiercely competitive.

fiercely

adverb
In a violent, strenuous way:
Translations
بِعُنْف، بِشَراسَه
divoce
bidsktbistertglubskt
ákaflega; grimmilega
şiddetle

fiercely

[ˈfɪəslɪ] ADV
1. (= ferociously) [look, scowl] → ferozmente, con ferocidad; [attack] → ferozmente
2. (= intensely) [independent, competitive, loyal] → tremendamente; [oppose, resist] → ferozmente; [fight, compete] → encarnizadamente
she is a fiercely independent womanes una mujer tremendamente independiente
it was a fiercely contested matchfue un partido extremadamente reñido
they are fiercely protective of their privacyprotegen su intimidad con uñas y dientes
the building was burning fiercelyel edificio ardía en llamas
the storm raged fiercely outsidefuera, el temporal rugía con fuerza

fiercely

[ˈfɪərsli] adv
(= angrily) [say] → d'un ton féroce
(= aggressively) [fight, compete] → avec acharnement
(= intensely) [loyal, proud, patriotic] → profondément; [ambitious] → redoutablement
fiercely hostile → farouchement hostile
to be fiercely competitive → avoir un esprit de compétition redoutable
to burn fiercely → flamber

fiercely

adv contest, oppose, fight, denyheftig; criticizescharf; defend, argueleidenschaftlich; sayböse, grimmig; independent, competitive, proud, loyaläußerst; to be fiercely critical of somethingetw scharf kritisieren; fiercely determinedwild entschlossen; to oppose something fiercely, to be fiercely opposed to somethingeiner Sache (dat)heftigen Widerstand entgegensetzen, heftigen Widerstand gegen etw leisten; TV and radio stations compete fiercely with one anotherFernseh- und Radiosender stehen in scharfem Wettbewerb miteinander; the fire was burning fiercelyes brannte lichterloh

fiercely

[ˈfɪəslɪ] adv (extremely) → intensamente; (fight) → con accanimento; (rage) → furiosamente

fierce

(fiəs) adjective
1. very angry and likely to attack. a fierce dog; a fierce expression.
2. intense or strong. fierce rivals.
ˈfiercely adverb
References in classic literature ?
TWO GAME COCKS were fiercely fighting for the mastery of the farmyard.
The first one dodged Trent's bullet and was upon him, when the boy shot him through the cheek and he went rolling over into the fire, with a death-cry which rang through the camp high above the din of fighting, another behind him Trent shot himself, but the third was upon him before he could draw his revolver and the two rolled over struggling fiercely, at too close quarters for weapons, yet with the thirst for blood fiercely kindled in both of them.
For once in my life, I will take Time as fiercely by the forelock as if I was the most impetuous man in England; and, rely on it, the moment I know the result, you shall know the result, too.
And when I say "drinking," I speak not of smuggled gin or of brandy bottles held fiercely by the neck till they are empty.
Do not tell me," said Susan fiercely, answering the anguish in Marilla's eyes, "that God could be so cruel as to take that darling lamb from us when we all love her so much.
He shook it off, and his eyes met mine more fiercely than before.
The flames roared high and fiercely, blackening the prison-wall, and twining up its loftly front like burning serpents.
Two serpents hung down at their girdles with heads curved forward: their tongues were flickering, and their teeth gnashing with fury, and their eyes glaring fiercely.
A score of times I have told him that he had much better not come, I have announced fiercely that he is not to come.
Suddenly he took up the poker and broke the large coal fiercely.
There were the two horses straining and struggling with all their might to drag the cart out, but they could not move it; the sweat streamed from their legs and flanks, their sides heaved, and every muscle was strained, while the man, fiercely pulling at the head of the fore horse, swore and lashed most brutally.
It is a matter of regret that all those brothers in craft and feeling, whose generations have learned to walk a ship's deck in that nursery, have been also more than once fiercely engaged in cutting each other's throats there.