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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 afire, aflame, alight [chiefly British], blazing, burning, combusting, conflagrant, ablaze, flaming, ignited, inflamed (also enflamed), kindled, lit (or lighted)Related Words 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 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 ardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, hot, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, white-hotRelated Words 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 chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, nippy, snappy; blizzardly, frosty, snowy, subfreezing, subzero, wintry (also wintery); chilled, cooled, refrigerated, unheated; benumbed, numb, shiveringAntonyms 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 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-bloodedRelated Words 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 detached, dry, impersonal, objective; reserved, undemonstrativeAntonyms 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 spirited, gingery, high-spirited, mettlesome, peppery, spunkyRelated Words 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 bloodless, boring, dull, lifeless; dead, inanimate, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, limp, listless; inert, lethargic, sleepy, sluggish, tired, torpid; low-pressure, nonassertive, unaggressive, unambitious, unassertive, unenterprisingAntonyms 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 burnable, combustive, combustible, flammable, ignitable (also ignitible), inflammable, touchyRelated Words explosive, incendiaryNear Antonyms nonexplosiveAntonyms 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 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, waspishRelated Words 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 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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