Feisty vs. Fierce
Feisty and Fierce Definitions
Full of spirit or determination; plucky or spunky
"Feisty, smart, and courageous child protagonists ... populate [her] fictional world" (Carolyn L. Shute). See Note at andiron.
Hostile and violent, especially by nature or temperament; ferocious
The Huns were fierce warriors.
Quarrelsome or aggressive
"A bunch of guys got tipsy ... One of them got feisty and starting swinging punches at the others" (Didi Emmons).
Characterized by or showing hostility
Gave us a fierce look.
Tenacious, energetic, spunky.
Extremely powerful or destructive
A fierce storm.
A fierce flood.
Belligerent; prepared to stand and fight, especially in spite of relatively small stature or some other disadvantage.
Intense in activity or feeling; vigorous or ardent
A fierce debate.
Easily offended and ready to bicker.
Exceedingly violent, severe, ferocious, cruel or savage.
A fierce storm battered the coast.
I felt a fierce loyalty to my family.
The champion is faced with a feisty challenger
Resolute or strenuously active.
We made a fierce attempt to escape.
Irritable and looking for trouble;
Too touchy to make judicious decisions
Threatening in appearance or demeanor.
The lion gave a fierce roar.
Excellent, very good.
Q: "How was the party last night?" A: "Fierce!"
Of exceptional quality, exhibiting boldness or chutzpah.
Tyra said to strike a pose and make it fierce.
It was fierce cold last night.
Furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce wind.
His fierce thunder drove us to the deep.
Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious.
The fierce foe hung upon our broken rear.
Thou huntest me as a fierce lion.
Excessively earnest, eager, or ardent.
Marked by extreme and violent energy;
A ferocious beating
A furious battle
Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid;
In a tearing rage
Ruthless in competition;
Bowelless readiness to take advantage
Violently agitated and turbulent;
Boisterous winds and waves
The fierce thunders roar me their music