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all-fired

[awl-fahyuh rd] /ˈɔlˌfaɪərd/
adjective, superlative all-firedest.
1.
tremendous; extreme; excessive:
He had the all-fired gall to quit in the middle of the job.
adverb
2.
Also, all-firedly
[awl-fahyuh rd-lee, -fahy-rid-] /ˈɔlˌfaɪərd li, -ˌfaɪ rɪd-/ (Show IPA)
. extremely; excessively:
Don't be so all-fired sure of yourself.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; probably euphemism for hell-fired
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British Dictionary definitions for allfiredest

all-fired

adjective
1.
(prenominal) excessive; extreme
adverb
2.
(intensifier): don't be so all-fired sure of yourself!
Word Origin
altered from hell-fired
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Word Origin and History for allfiredest

all-fired

adj.

1837, U.S. slang euphemism for hell-fired.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for allfiredest

all-fired

adjective

: He's got an all-fired lot of nerve

adverb

To an extreme or extravagant degree: Don't be so all-fired stupid

[1800s+; a euphemism for hell-fired]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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