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FIERY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fiery mean? 

FIERY (adjective)
  The adjective FIERY has 3 senses:

1. characterized by intense emotion
2. like or suggestive of fire
3. very intense

  Familiarity information: FIERY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FIERY (adjective)


Sense 1fiery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by intense emotion

Synonyms:

perfervid; impassioned; fiery; fervid; fervent; ardent; torrid; burning

Context examples:

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

Similar:

passionate (having or expressing strong emotions)


Sense 2fiery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Like or suggestive of fire

Synonyms:

fiery; igneous

Context examples:

the burning sand / a fiery desert wind / an igneous desert atmosphere

Similar:

hot (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning)


Sense 3fiery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Very intense

Synonyms:

fiery; flaming

Context examples:

a fiery temper / flaming passions

Similar:

hot (extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm)


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