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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (violent)
a. fierce
¡Entren en la casa! Se aproxima una tormenta fiera.Get inside! There's a fierce storm coming.
b. ferocious
El héroe mató a la bestia fiera con su espada.The hero slayed the ferocious beast with his sword.
2. (atrocious)
a. fierce
Con este clima fiero, no podemos ir a navegar.We cannot go out sailing with this fierce weather.
b. cruel
Tuvimos una suerte fiera durante todo el viaje.Our cruel luck continued throughout the journey.
3. (not domesticated)
a. wild
Vimos una manada de caballos fieros galopando por la estepa.We saw a band of wild horses galloping on the steppe.
b. fierce
Me mordió un perro fiero. ¿Qué pasa si tenía rabia?A fierce dog bit me. What if it had rabies?
c. ferocious
En las afueras de la ciudad, hay gatos fieros que son muy agresivos.In the outskirts of the city, there live ferocious cats that are very aggressive.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(unattractive) (River Plate)
a. ugly
¿Te parece lindo? - No, es más fiero que un murciélago.Do you find him attractive? - No, he's ugly as sin.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (menace)
a. threats
Tus fieros no me asustan. Eres un simple bocazas.Your threats don't scare me. You're just a bigmouth.
6. (boastful language)
a. boasts
Tus fieros eran puras mentiras. Sé que te gusta exagerar tus historias para impresionar a la gente.Your boasts were all lies. I know you like to exaggerate your stories to impress people.
b. bragging
Javier, ¿por qué eres tan arrogante? Ya nos cansamos de escuchar tus fieros.Javier, why do you have to be so arrogant? We are fed up with your bragging.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. savage, ferocious
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1 (feroz) fierce; ferocious; (Zoología) wild
no es tan fiero el león como lo pintan (persona) he's not as bad as he's made out to be; (situación) it's not as bad as it's made out to be
2 (cruel) cruel
3 (feo) ugly
fieros (amenazas) threats; (bravatas) boasts; bragging
; (s)
echar o hacer fieros (amenazas) to utter threats; (bravatas) to boast; brag
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