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fierce

 
fierce
adjective
1. (aggressive) 
a. feroz 
The bobcat may be small, but it's a fierce animal.Si bien el lince es pequeño de tamaño, es un animal feroz.
b. fiero 
She stopped him cold with her fierce expression.Lo paró en seco con la mirada fiera.
c. furibundo 
Rodrigo's fierce glance seemed to cut right through them.La mirada furibunda de Rodrigo pareció atravesarlos.
d. temible 
He had a fierce temper, especially when he felt he had been cheated.Tenía un temperamento temible, en particular cuando sentía que lo habían engañado.
2. (intense) 
a. encarnizado 
There was fierce competition to represent the school in the national science fair.Hubo una competencia encarnizada para representar la escuela en la feria nacional de ciencias.
b. violento 
He found himself separated from his group and stranded on an island after a fierce storm.Se encontró separado del grupo y varado en una isla después de una tormenta violenta.
c. acérrimo 
He was a fierce opponent of slavery.Fue un opositor acérrimo de la esclavitud.
d. intenso 
The fierce heat we've been experiencing is expected to give way to cooler weather by this evening.Se espera que el calor intenso que hemos estado sufriendo ceda ante un clima más fresco para la tarde.
e. virulento 
The politicians got into a fierce argument about environmental protection laws.Los políticos se enzarzaron en una virulenta discusión acerca de las leyes de protección ambiental.
fierce
adjective
1. (animal, look) 
a. fiero(a) 
2. (heat) 
a. abrasador(ora) 
3. (contest, argument, criticism) 
a. encarnizado(a) 
4. (loyalty) 
a. fervoroso(a) 
fierce [fɪəs]
adjective
fiercer (comparative)fiercest (superlative)
1 (ferocious) [+animal] feroz; fiero; [+gesture, expression] feroz; [+temper] temible
the prime minister came under fierce attack from the opposition la oposición atacó ferozmente al primer ministro
PREMIER John Major came under a fierce attack from two former advisers to Mrs Thatcher Muslim forces launched a fierce attack on the town of Iliash Pope John Paul, on a visit to Poland, has launched a fierce attack on abortion The museum lady flashed a fierce look at Miss Melville from across the room, when she applauded she glared at her brother with a fierce expression he has a fierce temper
she gave me a fierce look me lanzó una mirada furibunda
2 (intense) [+competition, argument] encarnizado; [+storm, wind, opposition, resistance] violento; [+opponent] empedernido; acérrimo; [+pride, loyalty] impasionado; [+heat] intenso
fierce fighting broke out in the capital se produjeron enfrentamientos encarnizados en la capital
he is a fierce opponent of the death penalty fierce competition between TV networks has prompted stations to introduce bingo games during its news programmes they are facing fierce competition from overseas companies US tanks are engaged in a fierce battle with Republican Guard tanks fierce battle has been raging all morning around Vukovar the case has turned into a fierce debate on the oppression of women The poll tax had faced fierce opposition from the public since its implementation such a policy would inevitably draw fierce resistance from farmers and landowners the government still has to overcome fierce resistance from within the military to its proposed purge he is a lifelong Alabama resident and a fierce opponent of the death penalty His son inherited his father's fierce pride in his Scottishness Goodman can still inspire fierce loyalty in his fans A fierce storm blew through parts of the Northwest late last night a fierce wind whipped the hair into his eyes I remember a fierce argument breaking out after a women's liberation conference cabaret in the mid-1970s its leaves drooped a little in the fierce heat of the sun rescuers were beaten back by fierce heat and smoke
the fire was so fierce that it took several hours to put it out el fuego era tan intenso que se tardaron varias horas en apagarlo
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