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all-fired Syllabification: all-fired

Entry from US English dictionary

US informal

Definition of all-fired in English:

adverb

Extremely: if I was so all-fired bright why did I have to keep learning this same thing over and over?
More example sentences
  • I was noting again the weird way in which the American press has done such a fine job reporting the scandal, and then turned around and done such an all-fired atrocious job analyzing the scandal.
  • Calling your hero ‘The Man Without Fear’ doesn't really mean much when the audience can't clearly see what's supposed to be so all-fired frightening.
  • So before I go spouting off about bishops full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, I think I should give them time and stop being so all-fired distrustful.

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Extreme: we were in such an all-fired hurry to get there
More example sentences
  • You remember, we were in such an all-fired hurry to get there, that we couldn't wait until the United Nations actually completed their search for weapons of mass destruction.
  • Being in a huge rush to condemn can be, shall we say, an all-fired source of trouble when we stand before the pearly gates.
  • You're the one who's in an all-fired hurry this morning.

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