fiercely

adverb
fierce·​ly | \ ˈfirs-lē How to pronounce fiercely (audio) \

Definition of fiercely

1 : in a fierce or vehement manner fiercely competitive
2 : to a high degree : very fiercely expensive

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Deutsche’s domestic market is also fiercely competitive: an army of public-sector and co-operative banks tussle for the custom of German savers and companies. The Economist, "Deutsche Bank shrinks and restructures," 8 July 2019 In the fiercely competitive, low-margin grocery industry, how has H-E-B maintained its grip on the area? Madison Iszler, ExpressNews.com, "Here’s why H-E-B is the grocery king of South Texas," 14 June 2019 The men’s attire for these fiercely competitive games was baggy linen shorts and no shirts. Wendy Goodman, ELLE Decor, "Averell Harriman’s Legendary Long Island Home Sparked One Editor's Lifelong Love of Design," 22 May 2019 Then, the Orange and Blue's fiercely loyal following would turn back to the MLS season in a couple of weeks with a fresh perspective and renewed energy. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "USMNT takeaways: FC Cincinnati, U.S. men's national team have plenty in common," 10 June 2019 Some were vehemently disappointed over her villainous turn, some remained fiercely loyal and excused her acts of violence, others believed her storyline hinted at tyranny all along, and legions blamed writers for the seemingly unfounded plot twist. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emilia Clarke Was "Flabbergasted" by Daenerys Targaryen's Ending in Game of Thrones Season 8," 21 May 2019 No longer ruled by the Habsburg king or obedient to the pope, the Dutch were a Protestant republic — fiercely independent and proud. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "Specialized tours enrich travel," 14 Nov. 2018 Oil producers are pumping fiercely, and crude prices are up since last summer but still below previous peaks. Jeff Brown, WSJ, "Oil MLPs Are Beckoning Again, but Know the Risks," 6 May 2018 In the dark world of the CW show, Luke's character remained positive and fiercely loyal and he will be missed. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "What Will Happen to "Riverdale" Following Luke Perry's Death?," 4 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of fiercely

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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