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fiery

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adjective fi·ery \ˈfī(-ə)-rē\

Simple Definition of fiery

  • : having or producing fire

  • of food : tasting very hot and spicy

  • : having or showing a lot of strong and angry emotion

Full Definition of fiery

fi·er·i·erfi·er·i·est

  1. 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 :  flammable <a fiery vapor>

  2. 2 a :  hot like a fire b (1) :  being in an inflamed state or condition <a fiery boil> (2) :  feverish and flushed <a fiery forehead>

  3. 3 :  of the color of fire :  red <a fiery sunset>

  4. 4 a :  full of or exuding emotion or spirit <a fiery sermon> b :  easily provoked :  irritable <a fiery temper>

fi·eri·ly play \ˈfī-rə-lē\ adverb
fi·eri·ness play \ˈfī-rē-nəs\ noun
fiery adverb

Examples of fiery

  1. He was killed in a fiery crash.

  2. <the fiery Yule log made a splendid backdrop for our holiday party>



Origin of fiery

Middle English, from fire, fier fire


First Known Use: 13th century


FIERY Defined for Kids

fiery

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adjective fi·ery \ˈfī-ə-rē, ˈfīr-ē\

Definition of fiery

fi·er·i·erfi·er·i·est

  1. 1 :  marked by fire <a fiery explosion>

  2. 2 :  hot or glowing like a fire

  3. 3 :  full of spirit <a fiery speech>

  4. 4 :  easily angered





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