- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. impetuous, passionate, hot-tempered, fervid; irritable; blazing, glowing; inflamed. See heat, excitement, irascibility, excitability.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Burning]2. [Passionate]III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.passionate, burning, ardent, *hot, fervid, peppery, hot-blooded, blazing, feverish, angry, impassioned, excitable, high-strung, volatile.ANT.: cool, calm, lukewarm, dispassionateIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. On fire: ablaze, afire, aflame, alight2, burning, conflagrant, flaming. Idioms: in a blaze, in flames. See HOT. 2. Marked by much heat: ardent, baking, blistering, boiling, broiling, burning, heated, hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sizzling, sultry, sweltering, torrid. See HOT. 3. Full of or characterized by a lively, emphatic, eager quality: high-spirited, mettlesome, peppery, spirited, vibrant. Informal: snappy. See ACTION, FEELINGS. 4. Fired with intense feeling: ardent, blazing, burning, dithyrambic, fervent, fervid, flaming, glowing, heated, hot-blooded, impassioned, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, scorching, torrid. See FEELINGS.
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Fiery — Fi er*y (? or ?), a. [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.] 1. Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance. [1913 Webster] And fiery billows roll below. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Vehement; ardent;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fiery — [fī′ər ē, fī′rē] adj. fierier, fieriest [ME firi] 1. containing or consisting of fire 2. like fire; glaring, hot, etc. 3. characterized by strong emotion; ardent; spirited [fiery words] 4. easily stirred up; excitable [a fiery nature] … English World dictionary
fiery — index demonstrative (expressive of emotion), fervent, hot blooded, intense, vehement, zealous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
fiery — late 13c., from M.E. fier fire (see FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.)) + Y (Cf. y) (2). The spelling is a relic of one of the attempts to render O.E. y in fyr in a changing system of vowel sounds. Related: Fieriness … Etymology dictionary
fiery — *spirited, high spirited, peppery, gingery, mettlesome, spunky Analogous words: impetuous, *precipitate, headlong: passionate, perfervid, ardent, impassioned, fervid: vehement, intense, fierce, violent … New Dictionary of Synonyms
fiery — [adj] passionate; on fire ablaze, afire, aflame, agitable, alight, blazing, burning, choleric, combustible, conflagrant, enthusiastic, excitable, febrile, fervid, fevered, feverish, fierce, flaming, flaring, flickering, flushed, glowing, heated,… … New thesaurus
fiery — ► ADJECTIVE (fierier, fieriest) 1) resembling or consisting of fire. 2) quick tempered or passionate. DERIVATIVES fierily adverb fieriness noun … English terms dictionary
fiery — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟əri[/t]] fieriest 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe something as fiery, you mean that it is burning strongly or contains fire. [LITERARY] A helicopter crashed in a fiery explosion in Vallejo. Syn: flaming 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n… … English dictionary
fiery — adjective (fierier; est) Etymology: Middle English, from fire, fier fire Date: 13th century 1. a. consisting of fire b. marked by fire < a fiery crash > c. using or carried out with fire d. liable to catch fire or explode ; … New Collegiate Dictionary
fiery — fierily, adv. fieriness, n. /fuyeur ee, fuy euh ree/, adj., fierier, fieriest. 1. consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire: a volcano s fiery discharge. 2. intensely hot: fiery desert sands. 3. like or suggestive of fire … Universalium
fiery — /ˈfaɪəri / (say fuyuhree) adjective (fierier, fieriest) 1. consisting of, attended with, characterised by, or containing fire: a fiery discharge. 2. intensely hot, as winds, desert sands, etc. 3. like or suggestive of fire: a fiery heat; a fiery… … Australian English dictionary