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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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But it's later in the year, when both team's fortunes are better set in stone, when we will discover for real if Dublin's fiercest rivalry is in decline.
Probably, he was the Arabs' fiercest enemy and the harshest in insulting them and causing disgrace to their national identity and their genuine religion.
FIRED-UP Fife Flyers aim to notch their second ice hockey title of the season tonight -at the home of their fiercest rivals.
But it can certainly give you the upper hand against even your fiercest opponents.
TONY BLAIR welcomed Peter Kilfoyle back to Westminster - to howls of laughter from MPs who know the Walton MP is among his fiercest foes.
One of the fiercest competitors around, Torres is the heir apparent to Cybulski as the area's next top talent.
THE fiercest tiger and the friendliest kitten, the biggest elephant and the smallest mouse - they are all mammals.
With Ramadi the setting of some of the fiercest fighting in the struggle to stabilize Iraq, the slow-moving TRAMs needed something that would protect the operators if they came under enemy attack while fortifying the outposts, said Richtsmeier, who recommended the Marines for the award after seeing the results of their efforts.
It is only logical then that the first, fiercest and most frontal attack is invariably launched on the innocent and the defenceless--that is, the next generation.
But he's also one of President Bush's fiercest Democratic allies on the Iraqi war as well as energy, taxes, and judicial nominations.
The Battle of the Bulge was fought in the midst of the fiercest Ardennes winter of the century.
Tyrannosaurus rex gets a lot of attention for being one of the fiercest large dinosaurs that ever lived.