fierce


fierce
01. Raccoons are very cute animals, but they are also very [fierce] and dangerous if threatened.
02. The mother rat fought [fiercely] to defend her babies against the cat.
03. A [fierce] battle is being fought for the leadership of the Liberal Party.
04. The climbers were forced to abandon their attempted ascent of Everest due to [fierce] storms which threatened to cover them with several inches of snow.
05. The forest fire was already burning [fiercely] when fire crews arrived to battle the blaze.
06. The children looked truly [fierce] in their animal costumes.
07. She is [fiercely] protective of her children, and will never admit they are at fault.
08. Robert Browning once said that it's safer being meek than [fierce].
09. Nelson Mandela once stated, "The soil of our country is destined to be the scene of the [fiercest] fight, and the sharpest struggles to rid our continent of the last vestiges of white minority rule."
10. The [fierce] Komodo dragons have survived for millions of years in Indonesia.
11. Tyrannosaurus Rex was a [fierce] hunter that ate other dinosaurs.
12. Male lions look [fierce], but the females do most of the hunting.
13. Fiji Islanders were once feared for their [fierce] reputation as cannibals.
14. In Wales, the sport of rugby is [fiercely] competitive, especially when the Welsh team plays against the English team.
15. A thousand years ago, the people of Denmark were [fierce] Vikings who sailed the world in their long ships.
16. Competition for entry into the top schools is quite [fierce] in Hong Kong.
17. To appear more [fierce], the warriors of ancient Britain painted their bodies and colored their hair.
18. Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans, due largely to the [fierce] resistance of the native Caribs.

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  • fierce — [fıəs US fırs] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: fiers, from Latin ferus wild ] 1.) done with a lot of energy and strong feelings, and sometimes violent ▪ There was fierce fighting in the city. fierce attack/opposition/criticism etc ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fierce´ly — fierce fierce «fihrs», adjective, fierc|er, fierc|est. 1. savage; wild; ferocious: »A wounded lion can be fierce. 2. Figurative. raging; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fierce — Fierce, a. [Compar. {Fiercer}; superl. {Fiercest}.] [OE. fers, fiers, OF. fier, nom. fiers, fierce, savage, cruel, F. fier proud, from L. ferus wild, savage, cruel; perh. akin to E. bear the animal. Cf. {Feral}, {Ferocity}.] 1. Furious; violent;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fierce — [ fırs ] adjective ** 1. ) involving very strong feelings such as determination, anger, or hate: fierce debate/criticism: The proposals provoked a fierce debate. a ) very angry or ready to attack: FEROCIOUS: He looked so fierce. a fierce lion 2.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Fierce! — is an international performance festival produced by Fierce Earth that has taken place annually in and around Birmingham, England since 1997. [http://www.fiercetv.co.uk/index.php?controller=feature mm action=view id=28 Introduction to Fierce! 10… …   Wikipedia

  • fierce — 1 Fierce, truculent, ferocious, barbarous, savage, inhuman, cruel, fell are comparable when they mean displaying fury or malignity in looks or in actions. Fierce is applied to men or to animals that inspire terror because of their menacing aspect …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Fierce — was a three piece R B group from the United Kingdom. They were signed to Wildstar Records and scored four hit singles on the UK Singles Chart in 1999 and 2000. [Search for Fierce performed at [http://www.everyhit.com/searchsec.php Everyhit.com]… …   Wikipedia

  • fierce — [firs] adj. fiercer, fiercest [ME fers < OFr fers, fier < L ferus, wild, savage < IE base * g̑hwer , wild animal > Gr thēr, animal] 1. of a violently cruel nature; savage; wild [a fierce dog] 2. violent; uncontrolled [a fierce storm]… …   English World dictionary

  • fierce — fierce·ly; fierce·ness; fierce; …   English syllables

  • Fierce — (* in Bristol, England; bürgerlicher Name Daniel Burke) ist ein Drum ’n’ Bass Produzent. Sowohl als DJ, als auch als Produzent zeichnet er sich durch energiegeladene Tracks aus und zählt zu den Vertretern der eher härteren Gangart des Drum ’n’… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fierce — mid 13c., proud, noble, bold, from O.Fr. fers, nom. form of fer, fier strong, overwhelming, violent, fierce, wild; proud, mighty, great, impressive (Mod.Fr. fier proud, haughty ), from L. ferus wild, untamed, from PIE root *ghwer wild, wild… …   Etymology dictionary