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 ?
The cavalcade had not long passed, before the branches of the bushes that formed the thicket were cautiously moved asunder, and a human visage, as fiercely wild as savage art and unbridled passions could make it, peered out on the retiring footsteps of the travelers.
There were many rumors, some of which have vaguely drifted down to the present time, how that appearances indicated violence; that there were the marks of fingers on his throat, and the print of a bloody hand on his plaited ruff; and that his peaked beard was dishevelled, as if it had been fiercely clutched and pulled.
What I saw in him -- as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile -- was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take to be of quite as genuine a stamp as what actuates any or all the polemical philanthropists of the age.
More and more strangely and fiercely glad and approving, grew the countenance of the old man at every shout; while the mariners began to gaze curiously at each other, as if marvelling how it was that they themselves became so excited at such seemingly purposeless questions.
Fiercely, but evenly incited by the taunts of the German, the Pequod's three boats now began ranging almost abreast; and, so disposed, momentarily neared him.
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.
said Adolph, fiercely, straightening himself up, with extreme disgust.
The word was given, and they plunged at each other as fiercely as before; once more the blows rained and rattled and flashed; every few moments the quick-eyed seconds would notice that a sword was bent--then they called "Halt
But now the fires of her old wrongs flamed up in her breast and began to burn fiercely.
She looked perplexed for a moment, and then said, not fiercely, but still loud enough for the furniture to hear:
His eyes, wide and wet, at last flashed fiercely on her; his breast heaved convulsively.
At the altered tones of his master's voice, Snap's meek tail re-appeared fiercely from between his legs; and Snap's lungs modestly tested his position with a brief, experimental bark.