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English definition of “fiercely”

fiercely

adverb     /ˈfɪəs.li/ US  /ˈfɪrs.li/
in a frightening , violent , or powerful way: to growl / fight fiercely to burn fiercelyViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly extremely : She's fiercely competitive / independent .Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of fiercely adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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