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Meaning of fiery by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Middle English firi, from fir ( “fire” ) .


    • IPA: /ˈfaɪəri/
    • Rhymes: -aɪəri


    fiery ( comparative more fiery or fierier, superlative most fiery or fieriest )

    1. Of, or relating to fire
    2. Burning or glowing
    3. Inflammable or easily ignited
    4. Having the colour of fire
    5. Hot or inflamed
    6. Tempestuous or emotionally volatile
      a fiery temper
    7. Spirited or filled with emotion

    Derived terms


Explanation of fiery by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. like or suggestive of fire

    2. a fiery desert wind
    3. very intense

    4. a fiery temper
    5. characterized by intense emotion

    6. fiery oratory

    Definition of fiery by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Fiery ( ? or ? ), a. [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.]
      1. Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, “the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.”

      And fiery billows roll below. I. Watts.

      2. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.

      Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails? Shak.

      The fiery spirit of his forefathers. W. Irwing.

      3. Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.

      You know the fiery quality of the duke. Shak.

      4. Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.

      One curbed the fiery steed. Dryden.

      5. heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish. Pope.

      The sword which is made fiery. Hooker.

      Fiery cross, a cross constructed of two firebrands, and pitched upon the point of a spear; formerly in Scotland borne by a runner as a signal for the clan to take up arms. Sir W. Scott.