Definition of "fierce" []

  • Having a savage and violent nature; ferocious. See Synonyms at cruel. (adjective)
  • Extremely severe or violent; terrible: "the fierce thunders roar me their music” ( Ezra Pound). (adjective)
  • Extremely intense or ardent: fierce loyalty. See Synonyms at intense. (adjective)
  • Strenuously active or resolute: a fierce attempt to escape. (adjective)
  • Informal Very difficult or unpleasant: a fierce exam. (adjective)
  • Having a violent and unrestrained nature; savage (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Wild or turbulent in force, action, or intensity (adjective)
  • Vehement, intense, or strong (adjective)
  • Very disagreeable or unpleasant (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fierce" in a sentence
  • "Grey was at his computer, his expression fierce as his fingers flew over the keyboard."
  • "Bryce tore his mouth from hers to stare down at her, his expression fierce with desire."
  • "He said that at least 10 rebels were killed and more than 30 wounded in what he described as fierce urban warfare."