Recent Examples of fiercely from the Web
Lewandowski was a wash-out from New England politics, but he was fiercely devoted to Trump.
The neighborhood is also one of the areas Islamic State fighters had expected to defend most fiercely, relying on the city wall to provide cover and focusing their defenses around two existing breaches.
The schools of Hillel and Shammai argued fiercely against one another, yet each spoke the words of the living God.
It would doubtless be fiercely resisted by the Somali warlords and could lead to serious loss of American life.
By The Editors and Photographs by Tung Walsh Jun 23, 2017 Our country has a long history of fiercely independent free thinkers—like these 21 trailblazing talents behind America's biggest and most boundary-pushing fashion brands.
Liberals fiercely objected to the analytical assumptions underlying this policy goal.
That breeds a fiercely experimental culture that is disrupting entertainment, technology and, especially, retail.
Groceries are already a fiercely competitive business, with low-cost rivals like Aldi putting pressure on traditional supermarket chains and another discounter, Lidl, opening its first U.S. stores just this week.
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First Known Use of fiercely
Synonymsachingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, very, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous [chiefly dialect], mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
Antonymslittle, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat
Related Wordsabsolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringly
Near Antonymsmeagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely
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