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"Ferocious" is an adjective which is often translated as "feroz", and "fierce" is an adjective which is also often translated as "feroz". Learn more about the difference between "ferocious" and "fierce" below.
ferocious(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (savage)
a. feroz
Honey badgers might look cute, but they have a ferocious nature.Los rateles pueden parecer lindos, pero poseen una naturaleza feroz.
Suddenly, without warning, a ferocious boar sprang from the thicket.De repente, sin previo aviso, un jabalí feroz salió del matorral.
b. fiero
We played against a ferocious rival in the finals.Jugamos contra un fiero rival en la final.
2. (intense)
a. feroz (battle or criticism)
Thousands of warriors were slain in the ferocious battle in the valley.Miles de guerreros murieron en la batalla feroz en el valle.
b. violento (storm)
The ferocious storm tore the roof clean off the house.La tormenta violenta arrancó por completo el techo de la casa.
c. atroz (heat)
The golfer collapsed on the green from the ferocious heat.El golfista se desplomó en el green debido al calor atroz.
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fierce(
fihrs
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
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.
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