AskDefine | Define fiery

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fiery adj
1 characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair" [syn: ardent, burning(a), fervent, fervid, impassioned, perfervid, torrid]
2 like or suggestive of fire; "the burning sand"; "a fiery desert wind"; "an igneous desert atmosphere" [syn: igneous]
3 very intense; "a fiery temper"; "flaming passions" [syn: flaming]

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Middle English firi, from fir, fire.



  1. Of, or relating to fire
  2. Burning or glowing
  3. Inflammable or easily ignited
  4. Having the colour of fire
  5. Hot or inflamed
  6. Tempestuous or emotionally volatile
  7. Spirited or filled with emotion


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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