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ˈfaɪər i, ˈfaɪ ə rifie·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torridadjective

    characterized by intense emotion

    "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

  2. fiery, igneousadjective

    like or suggestive of fire

    "a fiery desert wind"; "an igneous desert atmosphere"

  3. fiery, flamingadjective

    very intense

    "a fiery temper"; "flaming passions"


  1. fieryadjective

    Of, or relating to fire

  2. fieryadjective

    Burning or glowing

  3. fieryadjective

    Inflammable or easily ignited

  4. fieryadjective

    Having the colour of fire

  5. fieryadjective

    Hot or inflamed

  6. fieryadjective

    Tempestuous or emotionally volatile

    a fiery temper

  7. fieryadjective

    Spirited or filled with emotion

  8. Etymology: firi, from fir.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fieryadjective

    Etymology: from fire.

    Scarcely had Phœbus in the gloomy East
    Yet harnessed his fiery footed team,
    Ne rear’d above the earth his flaming crest,
    When the last deadly smoak aloft did steam. Fairy Queen.

    I know, thou’dst rather
    Follow thine enemy in a fiery gulph
    Than flatter him in a bower. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Hath thy fiery heart so parcht thy entrails,
    That not a tear can fall for Rutland’s death? William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Then fiery expedition be my wing,
    Jove’s Mercury, and herald for a king. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    I drew this gallant head of war,
    And cull’d these fiery spirits from the world,
    To outlook conquest, and to win renown
    Ev’n in the jaws of danger and of death. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    You know the fiery quality of the duke;
    How unremoveable, and fixt he is
    In his own course. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    Then, as I said, the duke, great Bolingbroke,
    Mounted upon a hot and fiery steed,
    Which his aspiring rider seem’d to know,
    With slow but stately pace kept on his course. William Shakespeare, R. II.

    Through Elis and the Grecian towns he flew;
    Th’ audacious wretch four fiery coursers drew. Dryden.

    The sword which is made fiery doth not only cut, by reason of the sharpness which simply it hath, but also burn by means of that heat which it hath from fire. Richard Hooker, b. v. 54.

    See! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs,
    And mounts exulting on triumphant wings:
    Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound,
    Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fieryadjective

    consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance

  2. Fieryadjective

    vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous

  3. Fieryadjective

    passionate; easily provoked; irritable

  4. Fieryadjective

    unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited

  5. Fieryadjective

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

  6. Etymology: [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fiery

    fīr′i, or fī′ėr-i, adj. ardent: impetuous: irritable.—adv. Fier′ily.—ns. Fier′iness; Fier′y-cross (see Cross).—adjs. Fier′y-foot′ed, swift in motion; Fier′y-hot, impetuous; Fier′y-new, hot from newness; Fier′y-short, short and passionate.

Anagrams for fiery »

  1. firey

  2. reify

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiery in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fiery in a Sentence

  1. Gretchen Whitmer:

    We can not be defeated. We must move forward together. When we do that, we can not be defeated. Floyds death while in custody of Minnesota police officers has sparked fiery protests in every state of the country for over a week, including the past 7 days in Detroit. Gretchen Whitmer lifted her states stay-at-home order this week and moved most of her state into Phase 4 of reopening. While Michiganders are no longer required to stay home, we must all continue to be smart and practice social distancing, and encourage those who meet the criteria to get tested for COVID-19, Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. Gretchen Whitmer, considered a possible Democratic pick for vice president in 2020, on Monday called President Trumps response to protests and rioting deeply disturbing and a clear signal that this administration is determined to sow the seeds of hatred and division. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The presidents dangerous comments should be gravely concerning to all Americans, because they send a clear signal that this administration is determined to sow the seeds of hatred and division, which I fear will only lead to more violence and destruction.

  2. John Koenig:

    While you're in it, life seems epic. Fiery, tenuous, and unpredictable. But once you have some distance from it, everything seems to shrink, until it's almost out of focus. So you begin scanning your life looking for something interesting or beautiful. But all you see is ordinary people assembled in their tiny classrooms and workspaces, each of us moving around in little steps, like tokens on a game board.

  3. Ian Storey:

    Fiery Cross is sensitive because it is presumed to be the future hub of Chinese military operations in the South China Sea, given its already extensive infrastructure, including its large and deep port and 3000-metre runway, the timing is interesting, too. It is a show of U.S. determination ahead of President Obama's trip to Vietnam later this month.

  4. Scott C. Holstad:

    i drive 160 on the freeway in the hopes of a fiery escape my major x-mas wish and like everyone else i get shit life on a razor’s edge words that kill and guns that don’t

  5. Sandy Reid:

    The course is going to play really fiery, the course is really dried out because we've had only half the usual amount of rain over the past three months.

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  • пламенен, горящ, запалим, буен, горещ, огненочервен, страстен, пламтящ, пламнал, огненBulgarian
  • ohnivý, vznětlivýCzech
  • flammendeDanish
  • feurigGerman
  • ardienteSpanish
  • tulenarka, palava, tulinenFinnish
  • flamboyant, enflammé, ardentFrench
  • fieryIrish
  • אֵשִׁיHebrew
  • उग्रHindi
  • ardente, incandescente, infiammabile, infocato, bruciante, focosoItalian
  • ignisLatin
  • ugningasLithuanian
  • ildfull, brannrød, flammendeNorwegian
  • vurigDutch
  • brennendeNorwegian
  • ognistyPolish
  • inflamávelPortuguese
  • de foc, incandescent, aprins, incandescentă, ardent, ardentă, arzândRomanian
  • горячий, огневой, воспламеняющийся, буйный, горящий, огненный, жгучий, пламенный, страстныйRussian
  • eldig, brandröd, eldfärgadSwedish
  • คะนองThai
  • ateşliTurkish
  • bốc lửaVietnamese

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. occlusive
    • B. ravening
    • C. incumbent
    • D. proprietary

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