Definition of fiery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rē/

adjective (fierier, fieriest)

1Consisting of fire or burning strongly and brightly: the sun was a fiery ball low on the hills [as submodifier]: figurative a fiery hot chili sauce
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  • Allen's gaze had come to settle on the horizon, where the sun was slowly dipping out of sight, a fiery light burning into the sky.
  • As the fiery ball sunk lower into the water, the colors radiated over its surface, shining and creating a beautiful pallet of color.
  • I felt my heart plummet to the earth's core and sink into the scorching ball of fiery lava with an ominous plonking noise.
burning, blazing, flaming;
on fire, ablaze, igneous
literary afire
1.1Having the bright color of fire: the car was painted a fiery red
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  • While the little black dress will always be a safe bet, the trend this year is to be bold with colour and you will find a range of fiery reds, rich pinks, violets and berry shades.
  • She was pretty with her fiery red curls and bright blue eyes.
  • She leaned her head against the chain, rocking gently while she watched the sky change from a brilliant pink to a fiery red to a deep purple.
bright, brilliant, vivid, intense, deep, rich
1.2(Of a person) having a passionate, quick-tempered nature: a fiery, imaginative Aries
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  • A genuine artist, his fiery, passionate nature carried over to his work and transformed it into a feast for the senses that captured the soul.
  • He's passionate, fiery, angry and full of conviction.
  • Not that she has any talent for arguments, but she has a passionate heart and a fiery spirit.
passionate, impassioned, ardent, fervent, fervid, spirited;
quick-tempered, volatile, explosive, aggressive, determined, resolute
vulgar slang ass-kicking
1.3(Of behavior or words) passionately angry and deeply felt: a fiery speech
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  • Inside those eyes was anger, anger so fiery that Catherine grew more afraid.
  • From where he walked on the ground next to her, though, Nicolas could tell she was masking not tears, but a fiery anger.
  • He tried to turn over, to face her, but at the sight of him the fiery anger overwhelmed her, and she swung as hard as she could in a deadly arc!



Pronunciation: /ˈfīrəlē/
Example sentences
  • ‘I will kill this person,’ he growled fierily, holding her tightly.
  • He rushed at her then and shoved her back roughly against the wall; he held tightly to her elbows and glared fierily into her eyes.
  • We pushed ourselves closer together until she had pushed my back against the sand and was fierily kissing me.


Pronunciation: /ˈfīrēnəs/
Example sentences
  • The downside, for those who don't like to see their Open venues taken apart, is that the rain will take the fieriness out of the fairways and take some of the unpredictability out of the bounce.
  • ‘For the Sun’ falls a little short of these expectations, but his fieriness buoys the song despite its sing-along chorus and radio-friendly veneer.
  • Another major talent to emerge was Natalia, a Russian whose training in flamenco dancing brought a sensational fieriness to her performance.

Words that rhyme with fiery

diary, enquiry, expiry, friary, inquiry, miry, priory, spiry, wiry

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Syllabification: fier·y

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