- (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.
- I felt a fierce loyalty to my family.
- Resolute or strenuously active.
- We made a fierce attempt to escape.
- 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
- Yet his passion for her had grown fiercer than ever, and he swore to himself that he would win her back from her phantasies. She, one may believe, was ready enough to listen.
- 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, LGBT, fashion) 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, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.