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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The quality of being wild or cruel.

Usage examples (34)
  • The bears demonstrated such fierceness that there was no way to rehabilitate them.
  • We ought to be smart enough to know that fierceness is often a mask for some deeper insecurity and uncertainty.
  • The elegant gentleman before us had acquired a certain fierceness.
  • His fierceness was the family joke when Hilda was small she used to say, "Now, get mad, father, and make little Hilda laugh!" for more
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