fierceness

  • 1 fierceness — n. the quality of being fierce; ferocity; fury; vehemence. Syn: ferocity, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness, strength. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …

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  • 2 fierceness — index bestiality, cruelty, passion, severity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 fierceness — fierce ► ADJECTIVE 1) violent or aggressive; ferocious. 2) intense. 3) (of a mechanism) having a powerful abruptness of action. DERIVATIVES fiercely adverb fierceness noun. ORIGIN Latin ferus untamed …

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  • 4 Fierceness — Fierce Fierce, a. [Compar. {Fiercer}; superl. {Fiercest}.] [OE. fers, fiers, OF. fier, nom. fiers, fierce, savage, cruel, F. fier proud, from L. ferus wild, savage, cruel; perh. akin to E. bear the animal. Cf. {Feral}, {Ferocity}.] 1. Furious;… …

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  • 5 fierceness — noun see fierce …

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  • 6 fierceness — See fiercely. * * * …

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  • 7 fierceness — noun The state of being fierce …

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  • 8 fierceness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity: depth (often used in plural), ferociousness, ferocity, fury, intensity, pitch, severity, vehemence, vehemency, violence. See BIG, STRONG …

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  • 9 fierceness — fierce·ness || fɪrsnɪs /fɪəs n. hostility; aggressiveness, cruelness; furiousness …

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  • 10 fierceness — fierce·ness …

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  • 11 fierceness — See: fierce …

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  • 12 fierceness — The tendency of a clutch to engage suddenly so that it is difficult to procede smoothly from a stop …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 13 fierceness — noun the property of being wild or turbulent (Freq. 1) the storm s violence • Syn: ↑ferocity, ↑furiousness, ↑fury, ↑vehemence, ↑violence, ↑wildness • …

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  • 14 ferocity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. fierceness, savagery, brutality, cruelty. See malevolence, violence. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. fierceness, brutality, barbarity, savagery; see cruelty . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. savagery,… …

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  • 15 List of the animals in the Bible — See main article Animals in the Bible. The following is a list of animals whose name appears in the Bible. Whenever required for the identification, the Hebrew name will be indicated, as well as the specific term used by Zoologists. This list… …

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  • 16 fierce — fiercely, adv. fierceness, n. /fears/, adj., fiercer, fiercest. 1. menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look. 2. violent in force, intensity, etc.: fierce winds. 3. furiously eager or intense: fierce competition. 4.… …

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  • 17 Animals in the Bible — • The sacred books were composed by and for a people almost exclusively given to husbandry and pastoral life, hence in constant communication with nature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Animals in the Bible     Anima …

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  • 18 fury — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rage, frenzy; violence, turbulence. See insanity, demon. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. wrath, rage, violence, fierceness; see anger . See Synonym Study at anger . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. anger,… …

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  • 19 violence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Characterized by physical force Nouns 1. violence, vehemence, intensity, impetuosity; boisterousness; turbulence, riot, row, rumpus, devil to pay, the fat in the fire; turmoil, disorder; agitation; storm …

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  • 20 fierce — adjective (fiercer; fiercest) Etymology: Middle English fiers, from Anglo French fer, fers, fiers, from Latin ferus wild, savage; akin to Greek thēr wild animal Date: 14th century 1. a. violently hostile or aggressive in temperament b. given to… …

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