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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (aggressively)
a. ferozmente
The two men fought fiercely like wild animals.Los dos hombres se pelearon ferozmente como dos animales salvajes.
b. con ferocidad
The soldiers charged fiercely at the inhabitants of the village.Los soldados cargaron contra los habitantes del pueblo con ferocidad.
c. con fiereza
The girl turned and looked at me fiercely.La chica dio la vuelta y me miró con fiereza.
d. fieramente
Both sides fought fiercely and many people died.Ambos bandos lucharon fieramente y mucha gente murió.
2. (intensely)
a. vehementemente
Both candidates defended their ideas fiercely.Ambos candidatos defendieron vehementemente sus ideas.
b. tremendamente
In this town we are fiercely proud of our heritage.En esta ciudad estamos tremendamente orgullosos de nuestro patrimonio.
c. extremadamente
The whole family is fiercely competitive.Todo el mundo en la familia es extremadamente competitivo.
d. con uñas y dientes
The extremists fought fiercely against the reforms.Los extremistas lucharon con uñas y dientes contra las reformas.
e. con fuerza
The waves battered the boat fiercely.Las olas azotaron el barco con fuerza.
f. violentamente
At the top of the cliff, the wind blew fiercely.En la cima del acantilado, el viento soplaba violentamente.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (to glare)
a. fieramente
2. (to fight)
a. ferozmente
3. (to condemn, defend)
a. vehementemente, apasionadamente
4. (to resist)
a. con furia
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fiercely [ˈfɪəslɪ]
1 (ferociously) [+look, scowl] ferozmente; con ferocidad; [+attack] ferozmente
many grassroots speakers fiercely attacked British attitudes This tendency to muffle differences was fiercely attacked by Afro-Caribbean and Asian women
2 (intensely) [+independent, competitive, loyal] tremendamente; [+oppose, resist] ferozmente; [+fight, compete] encarnizadamente
she is a fiercely independent woman es una mujer tremendamente independiente; it was a fiercely contested match fue un partido extremadamente reñido
they are a fiercely independent race the home video market is fiercely competitive
they are fiercely protective of their privacy protegen su intimidad con uñas y dientes
she wanted to get away from her fiercely protective mother they are fiercely proud of their culture the troops are fiercely loyal to the president this is one of the most fiercely contested seats in the election Green King's fiercely contested takeover bid for rivals Morland it was difficult to understand why they had fought so fiercely over the land in 1967 TV and radio stations that compete fiercely with one another a collection of factions that compete fiercely for power they are fiercely opposed to any change in the law It has fiercely resisted attempts to involve the Security Council in the negotiations The roof of the chateau was burning fiercely, spewing sparks high and thick into the smoky sky
the building was burning fiercely el edificio ardía en llamas
a fire burned fiercely in the grate the fire was burning fiercely in the hearth
the storm raged fiercely outside fuera, el temporal rugía con fuerza
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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