Synonyms for fierce
|Grammar : Adj|
|Spell : feers|
|Phonetic Transcription : fɪərs|
Top 10 synonyms for fierce Other synonyms for the word fierce
Définition of fierceOrigin :
- mid-13c., "proud, noble, bold," from Old French fers, nominative form of fer, fier "strong, overwhelming, violent, fierce, wild; proud, mighty, great, impressive" (Modern French fier "proud, haughty"), from Latin ferus "wild, untamed," from PIE root *ghwer- "wild, wild animal" (cf. Greek ther, Old Church Slavonic zveri, Lithuanian zveris "wild beast").
- Original English sense of "brave, proud" died out 16c., but caused the word at first to be commonly used as an epithet, which accounts for the rare instance of a French word entering English in the nominative case. Meaning "ferocious, wild, savage" is from c.1300. Related: Fiercely; fierceness.
- adj violent, menacing
- This unexpected opposition excited the fierce resentment of the captain.
- Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
- Afterward his uncle came in a fierce humor, slamming the door.
- Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
- When a woman loves a fierce man she takes the risk of his fierceness.
- Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
- She could be fierce and wicked; she is ignorant and bitter about many things; I am afraid for her.
- Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
- The voice, too, when he spoke, was as deep and as fierce as the growl of a beast of prey.
- Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
- He bent closer to his companion, and spoke with a fierce intensity that brooked no denial.
- Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
- Mrs. McKee's tone, which had been fierce at the beginning, ended feebly.
- Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
- It filled his heart with delight to play with the fierce, imperious animal he rode.
- Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
- Close behind them came the fierce dogs, snarling at their very heels.
- Extract from : « The Miraculous Pitcher » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- He was as wicked as most of the race, fierce, violent, and voluptuous.
- Extract from : « Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II » by Charlotte Mary Yonge
Antonyms for fierce
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