fiery

[fahyuhr-ee, fahy-uh-ree]
adjective, 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: a fiery red; angry, fiery eyes.
4.
intensely ardent, impetuous, or passionate: fiery courage; a fiery speech.
5.
easily angered or provoked: a fiery temper.
6.
causing a burning sensation, as certain liquors or condiments.
7.
inflamed, as a tumor or sore.
8.
Mining Older Use.
a.
highly flammable.
b.
containing highly flammable gas.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English fi(e)ry. See fire, -y1

fierily, adverb
fieriness, noun
unfiery, adjective


3. flaming, flashing, glowing, burning. 4. fervent, vehement, spirited, impassioned.


2, 3, 4. cool, cold. 4. dispassionate.
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fiery (ˈfaɪərɪ)
 
adj , fierier, fieriest
1.  of, containing, or composed of fire
2.  resembling fire in heat, colour, ardour, etc: a fiery desert wind; a fiery speaker
3.  easily angered or aroused: a fiery temper
4.  (of food) producing a burning sensation: a fiery curry
5.  (of the skin or a sore) inflamed
6.  flammable or containing flammable gas
7.  (of a cricket pitch) making the ball bounce dangerously high
 
'fierily
 
adv
 
'fieriness
 
n

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fiery
c.1275, from M.E. fier "fire," the offbeat spelling is a relic of one of the attempts to render O.E. "y" in fyr in a changing system of vowel sounds.
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Example sentences
But others were wary of the steam engine, which was frequently caricatured as a
  fiery dragon.
After flowering, they display fiery winter foliage.
The planting plan sticks to fiery colors but adds splashes of lime and
  chocolate to temper the heat.
She had fiery red hair and had waitressed for many years at another restaurant
  down the street.
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