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adjective fierce pronunciation in British English /fɪə(r)s/ 
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adjectivefierce
comparativefiercer
superlativefiercest
  1. 1
    involving very strong feelings such as determination, anger, or hate
    fierce debate/criticism:

    The proposals provoked a fierce debate.

  2. 2
    very angry, or ready to attack

    He looked so fierce.

    a fierce lion

  3. 3
    fierce weather is very strong or severe

    A fierce storm forced the crew to abandon the yacht.

  4. 4
    involving a lot of force or energy
    fierce competition/opposition:

    We face fierce competition from overseas competitors.

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