Fierce

Definition of Fierce

a.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.
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.

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