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fierceadjective

uk   /fɪəs/ us   /fɪrs/
B2 physically violent and frightening: a fierce attack/battle Two men were shot during fierce fighting last weekend.
B2 strong and powerful: Fierce winds prevented the race from taking place. Firefighters had to retreat from the fierce heat.
B2 showing strong feeling or energetic activity: The expansion plans will face fierce opposition/resistance from environmentalists. There is fierce competition to join the Special Branch.
US informal difficult: The chemistry exam was fierce!

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fierceness
noun [U] uk   /ˈfɪəs.nəs/ us   /ˈfɪrs.nəs/
(Definition of fierce from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fierceadjective

us   /fɪərs/
violent and forceful: fierce thunderstorms The city had been under fierce attack.
Fierce can also mean severe or extremely strong: She’s a fierce critic of US policies. He was a fierce competitor.
(Definition of fierce from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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