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fierce

 
 
pronunciation:
firs
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: fiercer, fiercest
definition 1: wild and dangerous; ferocious.
Beware! A fierce tiger is on the loose.
synonyms:
ferocious, savage, vicious, wild
antonyms:
gentle, tame
similar words:
brutal, grim, inhuman
definition 2: extremely strong or violent.
A fierce storm knocked down many trees last night.
synonyms:
furious, severe, violent
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
awful, cruel, destructive, dreadful, powerful, savage, strong
definition 3: extremely intense.
The championship was important and the competition to win it was fierce.Yesterday they had a fierce argument, and they are still a bit angry about it today.
synonyms:
fiery
similar words:
ardent, bitter, determined, intense, keen, stormy, strong
derivations: fiercely (adv.), fierceness (n.)
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