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 for fierceness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  fierceness \fierceness\ n.
     the quality of being fierce; ferocity; fury; vehemence.
  
     Syn: ferocity, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence,
          wildness, strength.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fierce \Fierce\, a. [Compar. Fiercer; superl. Fiercest.]
     [OE. fers, fiers, OF. fier, nom. fiers, fierce, savage,
     cruel, F. fier proud, from L. ferus wild, savage, cruel;
     perh. akin to E. bear the animal. Cf. Feral, Ferocity.]
     1. Furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce
        wind.
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              His fierce thunder drove us to the deep. --Milton.
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     2. Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or
        injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious. "A
        fierce whisper." --Dickens. "A fierce tyrant." --Pope.
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              The fierce foe hung upon our broken rear. --Milton.
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              Thou huntest me as a fierce lion.     --Job. x. 16.
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     3. Excessively earnest, eager, or ardent.
  
     Syn: Ferocious; savage; cruel; vehement; impetuous;
          barbarous; fell. See Ferocious. -- Fierce"ly, adv.
          -- Fierce"ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fierceness
      n 1: the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's
           violence" [syn: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness,
           fury, vehemence, violence, wildness]

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