Fierce

  • 1 fierce — [fıəs US fırs] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: fiers, from Latin ferus wild ] 1.) done with a lot of energy and strong feelings, and sometimes violent ▪ There was fierce fighting in the city. fierce attack/opposition/criticism etc ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 fierce´ly — fierce fierce «fihrs», adjective, fierc|er, fierc|est. 1. savage; wild; ferocious: »A wounded lion can be fierce. 2. Figurative. raging; …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 3 Fierce — Fierce, a. [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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 fierce — [ fırs ] adjective ** 1. ) involving very strong feelings such as determination, anger, or hate: fierce debate/criticism: The proposals provoked a fierce debate. a ) very angry or ready to attack: FEROCIOUS: He looked so fierce. a fierce lion 2.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 Fierce! — is an international performance festival produced by Fierce Earth that has taken place annually in and around Birmingham, England since 1997. [http://www.fiercetv.co.uk/index.php?controller=feature mm action=view id=28 Introduction to Fierce! 10… …

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  • 6 fierce — 1 Fierce, truculent, ferocious, barbarous, savage, inhuman, cruel, fell are comparable when they mean displaying fury or malignity in looks or in actions. Fierce is applied to men or to animals that inspire terror because of their menacing aspect …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 Fierce — was a three piece R B group from the United Kingdom. They were signed to Wildstar Records and scored four hit singles on the UK Singles Chart in 1999 and 2000. [Search for Fierce performed at [http://www.everyhit.com/searchsec.php Everyhit.com]… …

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  • 8 fierce — [firs] adj. fiercer, fiercest [ME fers < OFr fers, fier < L ferus, wild, savage < IE base * g̑hwer , wild animal > Gr thēr, animal] 1. of a violently cruel nature; savage; wild [a fierce dog] 2. violent; uncontrolled [a fierce storm]… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 fierce — fierce·ly; fierce·ness; fierce; …

    English syllables

  • 10 Fierce — (* in Bristol, England; bürgerlicher Name Daniel Burke) ist ein Drum ’n’ Bass Produzent. Sowohl als DJ, als auch als Produzent zeichnet er sich durch energiegeladene Tracks aus und zählt zu den Vertretern der eher härteren Gangart des Drum ’n’… …

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  • 11 fierce — mid 13c., proud, noble, bold, from O.Fr. fers, nom. form of fer, fier strong, overwhelming, violent, fierce, wild; proud, mighty, great, impressive (Mod.Fr. fier proud, haughty ), from L. ferus wild, untamed, from PIE root *ghwer wild, wild… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 fierce — index brutal, cruel, demonstrative (expressive of emotion), fervent, formidable, intense, severe, spartan, vehement …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 fierce — [adj] violent, menacing angry, animal, ape, awful, barbarous, bloodthirsty, blustery, boisterous, bold, brutal, brutish, cruel, cutthroat*, dangerous, enraged, fell, feral, ferocious, fiery, flipped*, frightening, furious, horrible, howling,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 fierce — ► ADJECTIVE 1) violent or aggressive; ferocious. 2) intense. 3) (of a mechanism) having a powerful abruptness of action. DERIVATIVES fiercely adverb fierceness noun. ORIGIN Latin ferus untamed …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 fierce — 01. Raccoons are very cute animals, but they are also very [fierce] and dangerous if threatened. 02. The mother rat fought [fiercely] to defend her babies against the cat. 03. A [fierce] battle is being fought for the leadership of the Liberal… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 fierce — adjective 1 a fierce person or animal is angry or ready to attack, and looks very frightening: armed guards accompanied by fierce dogs | She turned round, looking fierce. 2 fierce emotions are very strong and often angry: Fierce resentment was… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 fierce */*/ — UK [fɪə(r)s] / US [fɪrs] adjective Word forms fierce : adjective fierce comparative fiercer superlative fiercest 1) involving very strong feelings such as determination, anger, or hate fierce debate/criticism: The proposals provoked a fierce… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 fierce — fiercely, adv. fierceness, n. /fears/, adj., fiercer, fiercest. 1. menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look. 2. violent in force, intensity, etc.: fierce winds. 3. furiously eager or intense: fierce competition. 4.… …

    Universalium

  • 19 fierce — [[t]fɪ͟ə(r)s[/t]] ♦♦♦ fiercer, fiercest 1) ADJ GRADED A fierce animal or person is very aggressive or angry. They look like the teeth of some fierce animal. Syn: ferocious Derived words: fiercely ADV GRADED I don t know, she said fiercely …

    English dictionary

  • 20 fierce — adjective (fiercer; fiercest) Etymology: Middle English fiers, from Anglo French fer, fers, fiers, from Latin ferus wild, savage; akin to Greek thēr wild animal Date: 14th century 1. a. violently hostile or aggressive in temperament b. given to… …

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