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From Middle English, from Old French fers ‎(wild", "ferocious), nominative of fer, from Latin ferus ‎(wild", "untamed)



fierce ‎(comparative fiercer, superlative fiercest)

  1. Extremely violent, severe, ferocious or savage.
    A fierce storm battered the coast.
  2. Resolute or strenuously active.
    We made a fierce attempt to escape.
  3. Threatening in appearance or demeanor.
    The lion gave a fierce roar.
  4. (slang, Ireland, rural) very, excellent.
    It was fierce cold.
    Q: "How was the party last night?" A: "Fierce!"
  5. (slang, US) Of exceptional quality, exhibiting boldness or chutzpah.
    Tyra said to strike a pose and make it fierce.

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