Meaning of “fierce” in the English Dictionary

"fierce" in British English

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fierceadjective

uk /fɪəs/ us /fɪrs/
fierceness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈfɪəs.nəs/ us /ˈfɪrs.nəs/

(Definition of “fierce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fierce" in American English

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fierceadjective

us /fɪərs/

violent and forceful:

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)