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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fierce /ˈfɪrs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fierce a. [Compar. Fiercer superl. Fiercest ]
 1. Furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce wind.
    His fierce thunder drove us to the deep.   --Milton.
 2. Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious. “A fierce whisper.” --Dickens. “A fierce tyrant.” --Pope.
    The fierce foe hung upon our broken rear.   --Milton.
    Thou huntest me as a fierce lion.   --Job. x. 16.
 3. Excessively earnest, eager, or ardent.
 Syn: -- Ferocious; savage; cruel; vehement; impetuous; barbarous; fell. See Ferocious.
 -- Fierce*ly, adv. -- Fierce*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating";
             "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle" [syn: ferocious,
              furious, savage]
      2: marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions;
         inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in
         a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
         [syn: tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happy]
      3: ruthless in competition; "cutthroat competition"; "bowelless
         readiness to take advantage" [syn: cutthroat, bowelless]
      4: violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and
         waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra
         Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas" [syn: boisterous, rough]