- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɪəs/
- (General American) IPA(key): /fɪɹs/
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- Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)s
- Exceedingly violent, severe, ferocious, cruel or savage.
- A fierce storm battered the coast.
- Resolute or strenuously active.
- We made a fierce attempt to escape.
- Threatening in appearance or demeanor.
- The lion gave a fierce roar.
- (slang, Ireland, rural) Excellent, very good.
- Q: "How was the party last night?" A: "Fierce!"
- (slang, US) Of exceptional quality, exhibiting boldness or chutzpah.
- Tyra said to strike a pose and make it fierce.
extremely violent, severe, ferocious or savage
resolute or strenuously active
threatening in appearance or demeanor
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fierce (not comparable)
- fierce at OneLook Dictionary Search
- fierce in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.