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fire

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fire

  1. 1 a destructive burning <a number of suspicious fires in the neighborhood recently> Synonyms conflagration, holocaust, inferno Related Words blaze, flare-up; backfire, bonfire, brush fire, campfire, forest fire, wildfire; arson

  2. 2 depth of feeling <had she the fire in her heart that a run for the White House requires?> Synonyms ardency, emotion, enthusiasm, fervency, fervidness, fervor, ardor, heat, intenseness, intensity, passion, passionateness, vehemence, violence, warmth, white heatRelated Words cathexis; emotionalism, emotionality, histrionics, mawkishness, melodrama, sappiness, sentimentality; eagerness, earnestness, excitement, gusto, keenness, zest; fanaticism, fever, hot-bloodedness, infatuation, mania, obsession, zeal; compassion, responsiveness, sentiment, sympathy, tenderness; torridity, torridnessNear Antonyms aloofness, calmness, collectedness, composure, detachedness, dryness, phlegm, reserve, reservedness, reticence, taciturnity; apathy, indifference, stoicism, stoniness, unconcern; stiffness, woodenness; chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidnessAntonyms impassiveness, impassivity, insensibility, insensibleness, insensitiveness, insensitivity

  3. 3 a test of faith, patience, or strength <asked to be sent to the front lines, as he was eager to prove himself in the fire of battle> Synonyms cross, crucible, trial, gauntlet (also gantlet), ordealRelated Words baptism, initiation; adversity, affliction, asperity, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, privation, tragedy, tribulation, trouble, vicissitude, woe; acid test, litmus test; challenge, complication, difficulty, grief, grievance, hardship, rigor; annoyance, discomfort, inconvenience, nuisance




fire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fire

  1. 1 to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force <police officers firing rubber bullets> Synonyms blast, discharge, shoot, loose, squeeze offRelated Words launch, project; blaze (at), snipe (at); cast, catapult, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, lob, pelt, pitch, sling, throw, toss

  2. 2 to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force <soldiers fired at the enemy in panic-stricken disorder> Synonyms blast, discharge, shootRelated Words blaze, pepper; plink, potshot, snipe

  3. 3 to give life, vigor, or spirit to <a school outing to the natural history museum fired his imagination, and he grew up to become an eminent paleontologist> Synonyms amp (up), brace, energize, enliven, fillip, animate, ginger (up), invigorate, jazz (up), juice up, jump-start, liven (up), pep (up), quicken, spike, stimulate, vitalize, vivify, zip (up)Related Words arouse, awake, awaken, raise, rouse, stir, wake (up); activate, actuate, drive, impel, motivate, motive, move, propel; charge, electrify, galvanize; enkindle, excite, ferment, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, set off, spark, trigger, turn on, whip (up); abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, infuse, inspire, lift, rally, steel, strengthen; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, recreate, reenergize, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, restimulate, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveNear Antonyms burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, fag, fatigue, harass, kayo, knock out, sap, tucker (out), undermine, wash out, weaken, wear, wear out, weary; check, curb, inhibit, jade, quell, quench, repress, restrain, slow, still, stunt, suppress; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritAntonyms damp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill

  4. 4 to let go from office, service, or employment <fired the secretary for incompetence> Synonyms ax (or axe), bounce, can, cashier, discharge, dismiss, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate, turn offRelated Words downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separateNear Antonyms keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruitAntonyms employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on

  5. 5 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm <fired a pass to the running back> Synonyms cast, catapult, chuck, dash, throw, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, tossRelated Words bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust

  6. 6 to set (something) on fire <lit some kindling before attempting to fire the logs> Synonyms enkindle, burn, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light, torchRelated Words immolate; deflagrate; char, frizzle, scorch; bake, broil, cook; ash, cremate, incinerate, kiln; set off; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, lighten, radiate; scald, scathe, sear; reignite, rekindle, relight; bank, stokeNear Antonyms choke, smother, suffocate; stamp (out); blacken, darken, dim, dull, obscureAntonyms douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)




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