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Synonyms for fierce

Synonyms for fierce

showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint

so intense as to cause extreme suffering

intensely violent in sustained velocity

extreme in degree, strength, or effect

intensely sustained, especially in activity

Synonyms for fierce

marked by extreme and violent energy

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marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions

ruthless in competition

violently agitated and turbulent

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It was the beginning of a long and bitter struggle, and as the cry of the poor grew louder and louder, the hatred and spirit of revolt grew fiercer.
The rush and pace of business grew fiercer and faster.
When I was irrevocably married, there rose up into rebellion against the tie, the old strife, made fiercer by all those causes of disparity which arise out of our two individual natures, and which no general laws shall ever rule or state for me, father, until they shall be able to direct the anatomist where to strike his knife into the secrets of my soul.
answered the physician, and as he proceeded, his manner lost its fiercer characteristics, and subsided into gloom.
The struggle grew fiercer with the despair of the governor, who disputed his position foot by foot.
The third time that he thrust out the weapon there was a loud roar and a fall, and suddenly at his feet appeared the form of a great red bear, which was nearly as big as the horse and much stronger and fiercer.
A narrow alley ran past the building, ending abruptly at the bank of the Thames in a moldering wooden dock, beneath which the inky waters of the river rose and fell, lapping the decaying piles and surging far beneath the dock to the remote fastnesses inhabited by the great fierce dock rats and their fiercer human antitypes.
The sky faded out, but the strip of yellow along the western horizon grew brighter and fiercer, as if all the stray gleams of light were concentrating in one spot; the distant hills, rimmed with priest-like firs, stood out in dark distinctness against it.
What delight could there be for Joe in that brutal surging and straining of bodies, those fierce clutches, fiercer blows, and terrible hurts?
On the other hand many dogs, often much larger and fiercer than any fox, have indeed wrought havoc across the hill farms of Wales.
In the face of a global vessel glut and fiercer competition from Chinese rivals, the three shipyards - Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, Samsung Heavy Industries Co and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co - are struggling to set their order targets for next year.
Duterte, speaking before village officials here, said typhoons have become fiercer.
It was outdated when the competition was fiercer than ever.
Competition is becoming fiercer in this way as vine growers have a greater choice as to who to sell their grapes to, he added.
Competition has got fiercer, but it says a lot that he is still always involved (for Germany).