- There was fierce combat between the two sides.
- His detractors claim that his fierce temper makes him unsuitable for party leadership.
- Despite fierce competition she made a gallant effort to win the first medal of the championships.
- She has published a fierce anti-war polemic.
- There's fierce rivalry for the job.
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noun [ U ] uk /ˈfɪəs.nəs/ us /ˈfɪrs.nəs/