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fiery

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fiery

  1. 1 being on fire the fiery Yule log made a splendid backdrop for our holiday party Synonyms of fiery afire, aflame, alight [chiefly British], blazing, burning, combusting, conflagrant, ablaze, flaming, ignited, inflamed (also enflamed), kindled, lit (or lighted)Words Related to fiery aglow, flaring, flickering, glowing, live, smoldering (or smouldering); broiling, hot, piping hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sizzling; burned (or burnt), charred, incinerated, scorched, seared, singedNear Antonyms of fiery choked, damped, dead, doused (also dowsed), extinguished, quenched, smothered, snuffed (out), stamped (out), suffocated

  2. 2 having a notably high temperature the long, dangerous trek across the fiery desert Synonyms of fiery ardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, hot, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, white-hotWords Related to fiery blazing, glowing, igneous, molten, seething, sizzling; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm, warmish; feverish, flushed, inflamed (also enflamed); canicular, muggy, steamy, summerlike, summery, tropicalNear Antonyms of fiery chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, nippy, snappy; blizzardly, frosty, snowy, subfreezing, subzero, wintry (also wintery); chilled, cooled, refrigerated, unheated; benumbed, numb, shiveringAntonyms of fiery algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy

  3. 3 having or expressing great depth of feeling the fiery preacher held the members of the revival meeting spellbound Synonyms of fiery ardent, blazing, burning, charged, demonstrative, emotional, fervid, feverish, fervent, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, religious, superheated, torrid, vehement, warm, warm-bloodedWords Related to fiery gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, sugary; histrionic, melodramatic; enthusiastic, gung ho, keen, zealous; enamored, infatuated, obsessed; uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained; frenzied, orgiastic, overemotional, overexcited, overheatedNear Antonyms of fiery detached, dry, impersonal, objective; reserved, undemonstrativeAntonyms of fiery cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional

  4. 4 marked by a lively display of strong feeling the controversial editorial sparked a page's worth of fiery letters to the editor Synonyms of fiery spirited, gingery, high-spirited, mettlesome, peppery, spunkyWords Related to fiery aggressive, ambitious, assertive, high-pressure, in-your-face, militant, pushy; animate, animated, bouncing, bouncy, brisk, energetic, feisty, frisky, jaunty, jazzy, kinetic, peppy, perky, pert, racy, scrappy, snappy, spanking, sparky, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; ardent, fervent, impassioned, passionate; emphatic, obtrusiveNear Antonyms of fiery bloodless, boring, dull, lifeless; dead, inanimate, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, limp, listless; inert, lethargic, sleepy, sluggish, tired, torpid; low-pressure, nonassertive, unaggressive, unambitious, unassertive, unenterprisingAntonyms of fiery halfhearted, leaden, spiritless

  5. 5 capable of catching or being set on fire with a fiery vapor like that, the lighting of a single match could cause an explosion Synonyms of fiery burnable, combustive, combustible, flammable, ignitable (also ignitible), inflammable, touchyWords Related to fiery explosive, incendiaryNear Antonyms of fiery nonexplosiveAntonyms of fiery fireproof, incombustible, nonburnable, noncombustible, nonflammable, noninflammable, unburnable

  6. 6 easily irritated or annoyed since the governor was known for his fiery temper, naturally his aides always shielded him from bad news Synonyms of fiery choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, irritable, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, ratty, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snarky, snippety, snippy, stuffy, testy, waspishWords Related to fiery bearish, bilious, cantankerous, cross-grained, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, dyspeptic, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, off-color (or off-colored), ornery, querulous, snarly, surly; argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, disputatious, fractious, fretful, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent; huffy, pouty, sensitive, short, sulky, sullen, tetchy, thin-skinned, touchy; hot-blooded, passionateNear Antonyms of fiery affable, companionable, cordial, extroverted (also extraverted), friendly, genial, gregarious, outgoing, sociable; agreeable, amiable, good-natured, good-tempered, sweet, well-disposed; carefree, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, relaxed; forbearing, long-suffering, obliging, patient, stoic (or stoical), tolerant, uncomplaining, understanding

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