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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-ee, fahy-uh-ree]
    • /ˈfaɪər i, ˈfaɪ ə ri/
    • /ˈfaɪə.ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-ee, fahy-uh-ree]
    • /ˈfaɪər i, ˈfaɪ ə ri/

Definitions of fiery word

  • adjective fiery consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire: a volcano's fiery discharge. 1
  • adjective fiery intensely hot: fiery desert sands. 1
  • adjective fiery like or suggestive of fire: a fiery red; angry, fiery eyes. 1
  • adjective fiery intensely ardent, impetuous, or passionate: fiery courage; a fiery speech. 1
  • adjective fiery easily angered or provoked: a fiery temper. 1
  • adjective fiery causing a burning sensation, as certain liquors or condiments. 1

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Origin of fiery

First appearance:

before 1225
One of the 9% oldest English words
First recorded in 1225-75, fiery is from the Middle English word fi(e)ry. See fire, -y1

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Parts of speech for Fiery


fiery popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fiery usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fiery

adj fiery

  • red-hot — red with heat; very hot.
  • burning — You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.
  • vehement — zealous; ardent; impassioned: a vehement defense; vehement enthusiasm.
  • impassioned — filled with intense feeling or passion; passionate; ardent.
  • combustible — A combustible material or gas catches fire and burns easily.

adjective fiery

  • scorching — burning; very hot.
  • blistering — Blistering heat is very great heat.
  • sweltering — suffering oppressive heat.
  • sizzling — to make a hissing sound, as in frying or burning.
  • baking — You can use baking to describe weather or a place that is very hot indeed.

Antonyms for fiery

adj fiery

  • passive — not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling.
  • apathetic — If you describe someone as apathetic, you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about doing anything.
  • indifferent — without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
  • peaceful — characterized by peace; free from war, strife, commotion, violence, or disorder: a peaceful reign; a peaceful demonstration.
  • impassive — without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.

adjective fiery

  • icy — made of, full of, or covered with ice: icy roads.

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