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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
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We are fiercer than the opposition when it comes to getting people's demands and rights and more loyal than loyalists when peace and stability are threatened," he told a Press conference at the Gulf Hotel.
She said: "I'm going to get a lot fiercer and sexier.
We didn't have a South American team in our group and I expect there will be fiercer tackling for the ball and the most important thing is that we don't lose those battles," he said.
BRC director general Stephen Robertson said: "The competitive battle is even fiercer than usual as retailers fight it out to overcome the reluctance of customers to spend caused by pre-election uncertainty.
Not only are there fewer places available on graduate schemes or through traditional employment routes, but the competition is so much fiercer.
The race to find tenants is growing fiercer,'' a Miki Shoji official said.
Apple is expected to unveil a new smartphone in the upcoming months making the smartphone competition fiercer.
The cause of the plop grows in their feverish imagination until brown bear challenges the notion that something out there is fiercer and stronger than him.
According to FAW president Xu Jianyi, 'Because of slashing demands in the international car market, many global automakers are heading toward China for further growth, which results in fiercer competition in this country.
All those years of working the club circuit as Lily Savage have given him a wit fiercer than Sarah Palin with a hangover.
Mr Baldaro, a running consultant to Adidas, said: "Competition at all levels is fiercer than ever, with experienced runners and beginners trying to do their best.