FIERY

fiery, igneous

(adjective) like or suggestive of fire; “a fiery desert wind”; “an igneous desert atmosphere”

fiery, flaming

(adjective) very intense; “a fiery temper”; “flaming passions”

ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid

(adjective) 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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

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

Of or relating to fire.

Burning or glowing.

Inflammable or easily ignited.

Having the colour of fire.

Hot or inflamed.

Tempestuous or emotionally volatile.

Spirited or filled with emotion.

Anagrams

• firey, reify

Source: Wiktionary


Fi"er*y ( or ), a. Etym: [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 kniw 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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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