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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feers]
    • /fɪərs/
    • /ˈfɪəsnəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feers]
    • /fɪərs/

Definitions of fierceness word

  • adjective fierceness menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look. 1
  • adjective fierceness violent in force, intensity, etc.: fierce winds. 1
  • adjective fierceness furiously eager or intense: fierce competition. 1
  • adjective fierceness Informal. extremely bad or severe: a fierce cold. 1
  • noun fierceness The state of being fierce. 1
  • noun fierceness intensity 1

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Origin of fierceness

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English fiers < Anglo-French fers, Old French fiers (nominative) < Latin ferus wild, fierce; cf. feral1, ferocious

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Parts of speech for Fierceness


fierceness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for fierceness

noun fierceness

  • savagery — an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition; barbarity.
  • severity — harshness, sternness, or rigor: Their lives were marked by severity.
  • fury — unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion, or the like: The gods unleashed their fury on the offending mortal.
  • barbarity — If you refer to someone's behaviour as barbarity, you strongly disapprove of it because you think that it is extremely cruel.
  • violence — swift and intense force: the violence of a storm.

adjective fierceness

  • murderous — of the nature of or involving murder: a murderous deed.
  • bloodthirsty — Bloodthirsty people are eager to use violence or display a strong interest in violent things. You can also use bloodthirsty to refer to very violent situations.

Antonyms for fierceness

noun fierceness

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • apathy — You can use apathy to talk about someone's state of mind if you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about anything.
  • kindness — the state or quality of being kind: kindness to animals.
  • peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.

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