characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
"the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became a raging torrent"
"a raging thirst"; "a raging toothache"
angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild(adj)
(of the elements) as if showing violent anger
"angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"
stormy, hot, maddened, wild, gaga, enraged, violent, untamed, unfounded, ferocious, fierce, hazardous, tempestuous, godforsaken, dotty, angered, uncivilised, uncivilized, waste, baseless, risky, angry, idle, infuriated, savage, fantastic, groundless, crazy, raving mad, barbarian, barbaric, furious, unwarranted
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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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The market continues to narrow and narrow. We're not about to fall into a bear market, but I'm starting to think the raging bull market is over.
Obama believes that reaching a nuclear deal with Iran could be his foreign policy legacy. The Americans are not looking at the deal with Iran in terms of its regional impact, the U.S. deal with Iran would deeply intensify a new cold war that has been unfolding between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Sunni Saudi Arabia allies on one hand and Iran. It would likely pour more gasoline on the raging fires in the Gulf Arab heartland.
The fire raging in Madhes will not end by merely keeping India happy, the problem has to be addressed in Kathmandu seriously and not in New Delhi.
Knowing that everything's futile but still fighting, still raging against the dying of the light -- that's what motivates me all the time ... If you hold that sense of futility in your head for too long, it can begin to eat into you. You can still be aware of it but find a place for it where you can actually exist comfortably and enjoy things.
In enterprise, the video battle has been raging for some time between a few of the most well-known technology companies, now what we're seeing is a spillover as video calls become more necessary and more prominent for consumers. It's risky to join this fray right now.
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