fierce - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/fɪə(r)s/
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. 4
    involving a lot of force or energy
    fierce competition/opposition:

    We face fierce competition from overseas competitors.

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