fiery

adjective
fi·​ery | \ ˈfī(-ə)-rē How to pronounce fiery (audio) \
fierier; fieriest

Definition of fiery

1a : consisting of fire fiery tongues playing about the roof of the burning building
b : marked by fire a fiery crash
c : using or carried out with fire the fiery experiments of the ancient alchemists
d : liable to catch fire or explode : flammable a fiery vapor
2a : hot like a fire the fiery taste of red pepper
b(1) : being in an inflamed state or condition a fiery boil
(2) : feverish and flushed a fiery forehead
3 : of the color of fire : red a fiery sunset
4a : full of or exuding emotion or spirit a fiery sermon
b : easily provoked : irritable a fiery temper

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Other Words from fiery

fierily \ ˈfī-​rə-​lē How to pronounce fiery (audio) \ adverb
fieriness \ ˈfī-​rē-​nəs How to pronounce fiery (audio) \ noun
fiery adverb

Examples of fiery in a Sentence

He was killed in a fiery crash. the fiery Yule log made a splendid backdrop for our holiday party
Recent Examples on the Web The fiery, public exchange was the latest example of how the conflict between Israel and Palestinians has roiled congressional Democrats. Alan Fram, chicagotribune.com, 10 June 2021 The fiery, public exchange was the latest example of how the conflict between Israel and Palestinians has roiled congressional Democrats. BostonGlobe.com, 10 June 2021 The fiery, public exchange was the latest example of how the conflict between Israel and Palestinians has roiled congressional Democrats. Alan Fram, Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 Mainland liquor company Kweichow Moutai and its rival Wuliangbye Yibin were off as Bloomberg reported that local governments may tax the fiery liquor. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Altman, pastor of St. James the Less Roman Catholic Church in La Crosse, first came into prominence before the 2020 election with a fiery video on YouTube. Todd Richmond And David Crary, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 June 2021 On Sunday afternoon, the actress was spotted at an Atlanta Braves baseball game with husband Joe Jonas, but was fully incognito, her formerly-blonde hair seemingly a fiery orange auburn. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 8 June 2021 The original Le Creuset Dutch oven is a fiery red-orange color that matches the flames of the furnaces in Fresnoy-le-Grand. Eric J. Lyman, Fortune, 6 June 2021 Wang Tianchang retrieves a three-stringed lute from his shed, sits down beneath the fiery midday sun, and starts to play. Reuters, ABC News, 6 June 2021

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First Known Use of fiery

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for fiery

Middle English, from fire, fier fire

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13 Jun 2021

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“Fiery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiery. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for fiery

fiery

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fiery

: having or producing fire
of food : tasting very hot and spicy
: having or showing a lot of strong and angry emotion

fiery

adjective
fi·​ery | \ ˈfī-ə-rē How to pronounce fiery (audio) , ˈfīr-ē \
fierier; fieriest

Kids Definition of fiery

1 : marked by fire a fiery explosion
2 : hot or glowing like a fire
3 : full of spirit a fiery speech
4 : easily angered

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