ferocious, fierce, furious, savage(adj)
marked by extreme and violent energy
"a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
angered, rough, trigger-happy, uncivilized, savage, barbarous, angry, cutthroat, infuriated, tempestuous, furious, raging, violent, fell, barbaric, feral, cruel, enraged, vehement, maddened, ferocious, roughshod, tearing, boisterous, barbarian, uncivilised, bowelless, vicious, brutal, ferine, wild
fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happy(adj)
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
"fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
cutthroat, fierce, bowelless(adj)
ruthless in competition
"cutthroat competition"; "bowelless readiness to take advantage"
boisterous, fierce, rough(adj)
violently agitated and turbulent
"boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
pugnacious, approximative, rough, trigger-happy, unsmooth, robustious, violent, boisterous, bowelless, scratchy, ferocious, knockabout, uncut, jumpy, rocky, harsh, gravelly, approximate, cutthroat, vehement, rambunctious, rumbustious, jolting, unruly, jolty, rasping, bumpy, tearing, raspy, savage, furious, crude, grating
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Fierce signifies having a furious and cruel nature, or being in a furious and cruel mood, more commonly the latter. It applies to that which is now intensely excited, or liable to intense and sudden excitement. Ferocious refers to a state or disposition; that which is fierce flashes or blazes; that which is ferocious steadily burns; we speak of a ferocious animal, a fierce passion. A fiery spirit with a good disposition is quickly excitable in a good cause, but may not be fierce or ferocious. Savage signifies untrained, uncultivated. Ferocious always denotes a tendency to violence; it is more distinctly bloodthirsty than the other words; a person may be deeply, intensely cruel, and not at all ferocious; a ferocious countenance expresses habitual ferocity; a fierce countenance may express habitual fierceness, or only the sudden anger of the moment. That which is wild is simply unrestrained; the word may imply no anger or harshness; as, wild delight, wild alarm.
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How to use fierce in a sentence?
Hong Kong has entered a harsh winter, the wind is blowing fierce and cold.
Private equity firms have better chances for success in the food and restaurant sectors in Japan, these industries are fragmented so competition is not fierce. Lots of smaller companies means lots of opportunities for M&As, which will help each company to grow.
There is just this overwhelming sense of bearishness that's got a fierce hold on the market, in Canada the news hasn't been too encouraging as you've seen from the earnings that have come out today.
I don't think we can allow ourselves to get to the point where it feels like fighting is the point, politics may be fierce sometimes but it's not just about combat.
A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.
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- яростен, жесток, заплашителен, свиреп, буенBulgarian
- feroç, ferotgeCatalan, Valencian
- truende, aktivt, voldeligtDanish
- wild, bedrohlichGerman
- feroz, fieroSpanish
- ژیان ، درندهPersian
- raju, hurja, raivokasFinnish
- fûlWestern Frisian
- fiadhaichScottish Gaelic
- կատաղի, վայրագArmenian
- feroce, fiorosRomanian
- яростный, свирепый, грозный, неистовый, лютыйRussian
- viljestark, skrämmande, resolut, hotfull, våldsam, aktiv, tapperSwedish
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