fiery

  • 1 Fiery — Fi er*y (? or ?), a. [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.] 1. Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance. [1913 Webster] And fiery billows roll below. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Vehement; ardent;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fiery — [fī′ər ē, fī′rē] adj. fierier, fieriest [ME firi] 1. containing or consisting of fire 2. like fire; glaring, hot, etc. 3. characterized by strong emotion; ardent; spirited [fiery words] 4. easily stirred up; excitable [a fiery nature] …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 fiery — index demonstrative (expressive of emotion), fervent, hot blooded, intense, vehement, zealous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 fiery — late 13c., from M.E. fier fire (see FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.)) + Y (Cf. y) (2). The spelling is a relic of one of the attempts to render O.E. y in fyr in a changing system of vowel sounds. Related: Fieriness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 fiery — *spirited, high spirited, peppery, gingery, mettlesome, spunky Analogous words: impetuous, *precipitate, headlong: passionate, perfervid, ardent, impassioned, fervid: vehement, intense, fierce, violent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 fiery — [adj] passionate; on fire ablaze, afire, aflame, agitable, alight, blazing, burning, choleric, combustible, conflagrant, enthusiastic, excitable, febrile, fervid, fevered, feverish, fierce, flaming, flaring, flickering, flushed, glowing, heated,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 fiery — ► ADJECTIVE (fierier, fieriest) 1) resembling or consisting of fire. 2) quick tempered or passionate. DERIVATIVES fierily adverb fieriness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 fiery — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟əri[/t]] fieriest 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe something as fiery, you mean that it is burning strongly or contains fire. [LITERARY] A helicopter crashed in a fiery explosion in Vallejo. Syn: flaming 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 fiery — adjective (fierier; est) Etymology: Middle English, from fire, fier fire Date: 13th century 1. a. consisting of fire b. marked by fire < a fiery crash > c. using or carried out with fire d. liable to catch fire or explode ; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 fiery — fierily, adv. fieriness, n. /fuyeur ee, fuy euh ree/, adj., fierier, fieriest. 1. consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire: a volcano s fiery discharge. 2. intensely hot: fiery desert sands. 3. like or suggestive of fire …

    Universalium

  • 11 fiery — /ˈfaɪəri / (say fuyuhree) adjective (fierier, fieriest) 1. consisting of, attended with, characterised by, or containing fire: a fiery discharge. 2. intensely hot, as winds, desert sands, etc. 3. like or suggestive of fire: a fiery heat; a fiery… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 fiery — UK [ˈfaɪrɪ] / US adjective Word forms fiery : adjective fiery comparative fierier superlative fieriest 1) becoming angry very easily and quickly a fiery temper 2) speaking with great emotion 3) mainly literary very bright in colour, especially… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 fiery — fi|er|y [ˈfaıəri US ˈfaıri] adj [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: FIRE1] 1.) very red or orange, and looking like fire ▪ a fiery sunset ▪ leaves that turn fiery red in autumn 2.) becoming angry or excited very quickly ▪ He has a fiery temper . 3.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 fiery — adjective 1 containing or looking like fire: a fiery sunset 2 bright red: a fiery blush 3 becoming angry very quickly: He has a very fiery temper. 4 showing or encouraging anger: a fiery speech 5 fiery foods taste very strong and hot …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 fiery — fier|y [ faıri ] adjective 1. ) becoming angry very easily and quickly: a fiery temper a ) speaking with great emotion 2. ) MAINLY LITERARY very bright in color, especially bright red, orange, or yellow 3. ) food that is fiery makes your mouth… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 fiery — adjective 1) a fiery blast Syn: burning, blazing, flaming, on fire, ablaze 2) a fiery red Syn: bright, brilliant, vivid, intense, rich 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 fiery — adj. (fierier, fieriest) 1 a consisting of or flaming with fire. b (of an arrow etc.) fire bearing. 2 like fire in appearance, bright red. 3 a hot as fire. b acting like fire; producing a burning sensation. 4 a flashing, ardent (fiery eyes). b… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 fiery — fier•y [[t]ˈfaɪər i, ˈfaɪ ə ri[/t]] adj. fier•i•er, fier•i•est 1) consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire 2) intensely hot 3) like or suggestive of fire: a fiery red[/ex] 4) intensely ardent: a fiery speech[/ex] 5)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 fiery —    Ā, ahi, liholiho, no ao.    ♦ Fiery pit, lua ahi, ki o ahi.    ♦ Fiery surface, ili ahi …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 20 fiery — adj. Fiery is used with these nouns: ↑ball, ↑crash, ↑furnace, ↑passion, ↑preacher, ↑red, ↑rhetoric, ↑sermon, ↑sunset, ↑temper, ↑temperament …

    Collocations dictionary


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