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fierce

fierce

 
pronunciation:
firs
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: fiercer, fiercest
definition 1: dangerously wild, hostile, or vicious; ferocious.
a fierce tiger
synonyms:
ferocious, savage, vicious, wild
antonyms:
gentle, tame
similar words:
barbarous, brutal, fell, grim, inhuman, murderous, truculent
definition 2: extremely forceful or violent.
a fierce storm
synonyms:
brutal, ferocious, furious, raging, rampant, severe, vehement, violent, wild
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
ardent, awful, cruel, destructive, drastic, dreadful, formidable, powerful, savage, strong, tempestuous, turbulent
definition 3: extremely intense, heated, or determined.
fierce opposition
synonyms:
ferocious, fervent, fiery, furious, heated, impassioned, passionate, vehement
similar words:
ardent, bitter, determined, fervid, formidable, intense, keen, stormy, strong, zealous
definition 4: (informal) very difficult or severe.
a fierce fever
synonyms:
brutal, severe, terrible
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
awful, bad, raging, violent
derivations: fiercely (adv.), fierceness (n.)
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