fierce Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite marked by extreme and violent energy
furious; ferocious; savage.
- a ferocious beating
- fierce fighting
- a furious battle
adjective satellite marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
vehement; tearing; trigger-happy; violent.
- fierce loyalty
- in a tearing rage
- vehement dislike
- violent passions
adjective satellite ruthless in competition
- cutthroat competition
- bowelless readiness to take advantage
adjective satellite violently agitated and turbulent
- boisterous winds and waves
- the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound
- rough weather
- rough seas
Furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a. fiercewind
His fierce thunder drove us to the deep. Milton.
Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious."A fierce whisper." Dickens. "A fierce tyrant." Pope.
The fierce foe hung upon our broken rear. Milton.
Thou huntest me as a fierce lion. Job. x. 16.
Excessively earnest, eager, or ardent. Syn. -- Ferocious; savage; cruel; vehement; impetuous; barbarous; fell. See-- Ferocious. Fierce"ly, adv. -- Fierce"ness, n.