Synonyms of fierce
1 ferociousDictionary • the teeth of some fierce animal
ferocious • By its nature a lion is ferocious.
wild • When drunk, he became wild and violent.
cruel • the cruel practice of bullfighting
savage • This was a savage attack on a defenceless young girl.
brutal • He was the victim of a very brutal murder.
vicious • He suffered a vicious attack by a gang of youths.
murderous • This murderous lunatic could kill them all.
feral • the feral scowl of the young street mugger
untamed • acting like wild, untamed animals
barbarous • It was a barbarous attack on a purely civilian train.
truculent • She turned from truculent tot to sullen teenager.
aggers (Australian, slang)
biffo (Australian, slang)
2 intenseDictionary • He inspires fierce loyalty in his friends.
intense • She is more adult, and more intense than I had imagined.
strong • Having strong unrequited feelings for someone is hard.
keen • Competition is keen for these awards.
passionate • He made a passionate speech about his commitment to peace.
relentless • He was the most relentless enemy I have ever known.
cut-throat • the cut-throat world of international finance
3 stormyDictionary • Two climbers were trapped by a fierce storm.
stormy • the long stormy winter of 1942
powerful • in the grip of a powerful emotion
violent • That night a violent storm arose and wrecked most of the ships.
raging • raging seas
furious • A furious gunbattle ensued.
uncontrollable • When he lost his temper, he was uncontrollable.
boisterous • The boisterous wind had been making the sea increasingly choppy.
tumultuous • Delegates greeted the news with tumultuous applause.
tempestuous • the couple's tempestuous relationship
blustery • a cool, blustery day
inclement • Thousands braved the inclement weather last week.
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• It was a barbarous attack on a purely civilian train.
blusteryBlustery weather is rough, windy, and often rainy, with the wind often changing in strength or direction.
• a cool, blustery day
• The boisterous wind had been making the sea increasingly choppy.
Thesaurus for fierce from the Collins English Thesaurus