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

Examples of fiercely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tobacco industry, which is sure to be fiercely opposed to such a drastic change in its products, could challenge a final regulation in court. Laurie Mcginley, Anchorage Daily News, 21 June 2022 The tobacco industry, which is sure to be fiercely opposed to such a drastic change in its products, could challenge a final regulation in court. Laurie Mcginley,, 21 June 2022 And opposition by the governor helped kill a legislative attempt to expand government’s role in health insurance that the industry fiercely opposed. Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant, 21 June 2022 Those qualms followed previous arguments from Reilly that the gambling complex will attract crime and congestion and is fiercely opposed by his constituents in River North. Alice Yin, Chicago Tribune, 23 May 2022 But it was fiercely opposed by many parents of younger deaf children like Cohen, as well as L.A. mayoral candidate Rick Caruso, whose daughter is hard of hearing. Sonja Sharpstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 But the two main Orthodox bodies in Ukraine have both fiercely opposed the Russian invasion. Peter Smith, ajc, 23 Apr. 2022 In the nineteen-tens, when cars were becoming commonplace in the United States, their right to dominate the road was fiercely contested. Danyoung Kim, The New Yorker, 2 June 2022 More recently, such meetings, as well as the potentially even snoozier school-board gatherings, have sometimes become miniature but fiercely contested battlegrounds in the country’s seemingly endless culture wars. Charles Isherwood, WSJ, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fiercely

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jun 2022

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“Fiercely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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