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fierce

adjective

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4 having or showing a bold forcefulness in the pursuit of a goal
  • a social reformer of fierce and fearless determination

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6 marked by great and often stressful excitement or activity
  • fierce early-morning trading sent stocks soaring

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fierce, ferocious, barbarous, savage, cruel mean showing fury or malignity in looks or actions. fierce applies to humans and animals that inspire terror because of their wild and menacing aspect or fury in attack. fierce warriors ferocious implies extreme fierceness and unrestrained violence and brutality. a ferocious dog barbarous implies a ferocity or mercilessness regarded as unworthy of civilized people. barbarous treatment of prisoners savage implies the absence of inhibitions restraining civilized people filled with rage, lust, or other violent passion. a savage criminal cruel implies indifference to suffering and even positive pleasure in inflicting it. the cruel jokes of schoolboys

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The first known use of fierce was in the 14th century

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“Fierce.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fierce. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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