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- n. The state of being fierce.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the quality of being fierce; ferocity; fury; vehemence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being fierce or furious; fury; ferocity; vehemence; impetuosity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being wild or turbulent
We ought to be smart enough to know that fierceness is often a mask for some deeper insecurity and uncertainty.
It is, indeed, the idea of fierceness, and not of bravery, which destroys the female character; for who can read the story of the justly celebrated
His fierceness was the family joke when Hilda was small she used to say, "Now, get mad, father, and make little Hilda laugh!"
The elegant gentleman before us had acquired a certain fierceness.
In their natural and unimproved state, the Highland cattle are frequently well formed; their fine eyes, acute face, and lively countenances, give them an air of fierceness, which is heightened by their white, tapering, black-tipped, and sharp horns.
It is, indeed, the idea of fierceness, and not of bravery, which destroys the female character; for who can read the story of the justly celebrated Arria without conceiving as high an opinion of her gentleness and tenderness as of her fortitude?
The same qualities that are extolled in Michelle Obama-regardless of what evidence we have about her actual "fierceness" - were ridiculed in Hillary Clinton, who was nothing more than a b***ch.)
Historically the winning designers delight the client and judges while still showing off their signature statements — be it Season 4 winner Christian Siriano's "fierceness," even when designing an outfit made of old Levis, or Leanne, who could still show off her devotion to refined, geometric lines, even while incorporating car seats in the skirt of a dress.
“No, not to thee! not to an earthly physician!” cried Mr. Dimmesdale, passionately, and turning his eyes, full and bright, and with a kind of fierceness, on old Roger Chillingworth.
“It was on him!” he continued, with a kind of fierceness; so determined was he to speak out tile whole.