Despite charges brought against him by some of his fiercest critics, Pius XII was no war criminal, and no friend to Hitler.
The fiercest opposition to exporting oil and gas comes from environmental activists.
They left a week ago, after the Ukrainian Army began the latest and fiercest episode of its “Anti-Terrorist Operation.”
Daraya has been the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in Damascus for months.
Still, even the fiercest critics had to concede the basic validity of Heritage's claim.
But on the seventh day Charles led a battalion of his biggest, fiercest Germans straight against the Moorish center.
Spent with struggle, stumbled the warrior, fiercest of fighting-men, fell adown.
The scene was the fiercest and most imposing I ever witnessed.
Of all bores, the grievancemonger is the fiercest and worst.
This seems prudent, but the region thus left blank was full of the fiercest and most warlike of the Armstrong name.
mid-13c., "proud, noble, bold," from Old French fers, nominative form of fer, fier "strong, overwhelming, violent, fierce, wild; proud, mighty, great, impressive" (Modern French fier "proud, haughty"), from Latin ferus "wild, untamed," from PIE root *ghwer- "wild, wild animal" (cf. Greek ther, Old Church Slavonic zveri, Lithuanian zveris "wild beast").
Original English sense of "brave, proud" died out 16c., but caused the word at first to be commonly used as an epithet, which accounts for the rare instance of a French word entering English in the nominative case. Meaning "ferocious, wild, savage" is from c.1300. Related: Fiercely; fierceness.
Nasty; unpleasant; awful: Gee, it was fierce of me (1903+)