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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce wind. [1913 Webster] His fierce thunder drove us to the deep. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious. "A fierce whisper." --Dickens. "A fierce tyrant." --Pope. [1913 Webster] The fierce foe hung upon our broken rear. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Thou huntest me as a fierce lion. --Job. x. 16. [1913 Webster] 3. Excessively earnest, eager, or ardent. Syn: Ferocious; savage; cruel; vehement; impetuous; barbarous; fell. See Ferocious. -- Fierce"ly, adv. -- Fierce"ness, n. [1913 Webster]




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