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.
adv 1: in a physically fierce manner; "silence broken by dogs
barking ferociously"; "they fought fiercely" [syn: ferociously]
2: in an emotionally fierce manner; "she was fiercely proud of