fierce


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fierce

(Ferocious), adjective battling, blustering, blustery, by force, clamorous, destructive, devastating, distracted, feral, fighting, frantic, frenzied, furious, gladiatorial, militant, possessed, rabid, raging, rampant, ranting, raving, ravished, rip-roaring, roaring, thunderous, torrential, truculent, turbulent, uncontrolled, unrestrained, warlike, warring
Associated concepts: fierce criticism, fierce debate, fierce fight

fierce

(Intense), adjective abandoned, acute, aggressive, amok, angry, animal, animated, ardent, avid, awful, barbarous, bellowing, berserk, beside oneself, bestial, bloodthirsty, bloody, blue in the face, bold, brutal, brutish, carried away, cruel, dangerous, deep, delirious, demoniacal, demonic, desperate, distracted, eager, earnest, ecstatic, enraptured, enthusiastic, fanatical, fearsome, feral, fervent, fervid, fiery, frantic, frenzied, frightening, frothing, fulminating, furious, grim, haggard, hard, hearty, high-spirited, hog-wild, hostile, howling, impassioned, impetuous, in a transport or ecstasy, in hysterics, insane, intoxicated, irate, keen, mad, madding, malevolent, malign, maniac, maniacal, menacing, merciless, monstrous, mouth, murderous, orgasmic, orgiastic, out of one's wits, passionate, possessed, primitive, rabid, raging, ranting, ravening, raving, ravished, roaring, rough, running mad, ruthless, sanguinary, savage, sense, spirited, storming, terrible, tigerish, tough, transported, truculent, unbridled, unchecked, uncivilized, uncontrollable, uncurbed, unrestrained, untamed, venomous, violent, virulent, wild, wild-eyed, wrathful, zealous
See also: brutal, cruel, demonstrative, fervent, formidable, intense, severe, spartan, vehement, vicious
References in classic literature ?
Then Umslopogaas came forward, and he looked so fierce, though he was but young, that the people laughed no more.
Now, Jikiza choked with rage, and foam came from his lips so that he could not speak, but the people found this sport--all except Masilo, who looked askance at the stranger, tall and fierce, and Zinita, who looked at Masilo, and with no love.
At the sight of the thing--a man mauling with his bare hands one of the most relentless and fierce of the jungle carnivora--Mugambi's eyes bulged from their sockets, and from entertaining a sullen respect for the giant white man who had made him prisoner, the black felt an almost worshipping awe of Tarzan.
That the huge, fierce brute loved this child of another race is beyond question, and he, too, gave to the great, hairy beast all the affection that would have belonged to his fair young mother had she lived.
I planted my raised foot beyond the fierce head and an instant later had stepped over the beast.
From it issued as strange a sight as Carthoris ever had witnessed, though at the moment he had time to cast but a single fleeting glance at the tall bowmen emerging through the portal behind their long, oval shields; to note their flowing auburn hair; and to realize that the growling things at their side were fierce Barsoomian lions.
Ere while they fierce were coming, and when wee, To entertain them fair with open Front And Brest, (what could we more?
But when time was given for reflection, and the warriors remembered that their formidable and daring enemy had even been in the bosom of their encampment, working injury, fearful rage took the place of wonder, and all those fierce passions with which the bosom of Magua had just been struggling were suddenly transferred to his companions.
The warrior realized in an instant that he owed his life to this strange white man, and he also saw that only a miracle could save his preserver from those fierce yellow fangs that had been so near to his own flesh.
That, carnivorous," he continued, glancing his eye at the open page of his tablets; "this, granivorous; habits, fierce, dangerous; habits, patient, abstemious; ears, inconspicuous; ears, elongated; horns, diverging, &c.
She shall not be buried in that," he cried with a fierce snarl, and before an alarm could be raised sprang down the stairs and was gone.
But, the fierce figures were steadily wending East, West, North, and South, be that as it would; and whosoever hung, fire burned.