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 ?
He departed in high spirits with his forlorn hope; and never did band of braves make a more gallant display-horsemen and horses being decorated and equipped in the fiercest and most glaring style - glittering with arms and ornaments, and fluttering with feathers.
These were the mightiest men ever born upon this earth: mightiest were they, and when they fought the fiercest tribes of mountain savages they utterly overthrew them.
A frightful death at the hands of the fiercest of cannibals, or a kindly reception from a gentler race of savages?
He had been accustomed, however, to quiet the creature, even in its fiercest moods, by the use of a whip, and to this he now resorted.
Creatures which were supposed to be Jurassic, monsters who would hunt down and devour our largest and fiercest mammals, still exist.
This story is told by the family with the fiercest mystification; but I really think Mrs MacNab prefers her own original tale: that the Other Man (or whatever it is) crawls out every night from the big box in the corner, which is kept locked all day.
Fierce green warriors from the ocher sea bottoms of outer Mars had ridden their wild thoats across the sacred gardens of the Temple of Issus, and Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark, fiercest of them all, had sat upon the throne of Issus and ruled the First Born while the allies were deciding the conquered nation's fate.
And now came the fiercest fight that ever Sherwood saw; for each man knew that either he or the other must die, and that no mercy was to be had in this battle.
These monsters were capable of ninety miles an hour in a calm, so that they could face and make headway against nearly everything except the fiercest tornado.
Beside the pimalia stood Astok, his dark eyes narrowed to mere slits of hate beneath his lowering brows as he watched the retreating forms of the woman who had aroused the fiercest passions of his nature and the man whom he now believed to be the one who stood between his love and its consummation.
What chance had I against this mighty warrior for whom even the fiercest cave bear had no terrors
If their strong man should arise, then the fight will be the fiercest the world has ever known.