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fiery

fier·y

fiery

 
pronunciation:
faI ri
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: fierier, fieriest
definition 1: containing, consisting of, or accompanied by fire; flaming.
The plane met a fiery end.
similar words:
burning
definition 2: resembling or suggesting fire in flammability, redness, or hotness.
a fiery sunburna fiery spice
antonyms:
icy
similar words:
ablaze, hot
definition 3: emotionally heated or intense, or quick to anger.
a fiery argumenta fiery temper
antonyms:
frigid
similar words:
choleric, fierce, heated, hot, inflammatory, passionate, spirited, stormy, warm
definition 4: inflamed, as an infection.
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derivations: fierily (adv.), fieriness (n.)
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