fieriness

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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