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Meaning of FIERY

Pronunciation:  'fIree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  like or suggestive of fire; "the burning sand"; "a fiery desert wind"; "an igneous desert atmosphere"
  2. [adj]  very intense; "a fiery temper"; "flaming passions"
  3. [adj]  characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

FIERY is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: ardent, burning(a), fervent, fervid, flaming, hot, igneous, impassioned, passionate, perfervid, torrid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         And fiery billows roll below.         --I. Watts.

2. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.

         Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails?

         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.

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