Definition of fiery in English:



  • 1Consisting of fire or burning strongly and brightly.

    ‘the sun was a fiery ball low on the hills’
    figurative ‘a fiery pepper sauce’
    • ‘He roared in pain, then blew a jet of flame at the offending helicopter, causing it to explode in a fiery ball.’
    • ‘As the fiery ball sunk lower into the water, the colors radiated over its surface, shining and creating a beautiful pallet of color.’
    • ‘She tapped her rod a few times, and it came ablaze with fiery light.’
    • ‘Just then, a fiery ball hit a room next to the throne room.’
    • ‘Those who sleep at all dream of fiery, burning places where eyes smart and breath inflames the lungs.’
    • ‘He brought the cigar to his mouth and sucked on it, the orange tip growing a fiery hot yellow, then returning to its usual dullness.’
    • ‘The wind is like a burning fiery furnace's blast if not worse.’
    • ‘A scalding pain lanced through her body like a fiery, hot poker.’
    • ‘A large asteroid enters the atmosphere at extremely high speed, glowing red hot as the friction of the air turns it into a fiery cannon ball.’
    • ‘A fiery ball was all that was left of the surrounding cars.’
    • ‘I ignored them, too intent on vocally harassing the person who had made my life a living, hot, fiery hell ever since they just happened to shoot me.’
    • ‘In the Western United States, it's likely to be a hot, fiery summer.’
    • ‘He pictured it as a liquid fiery ball, constantly dripping flames into no particular direction due to lack of gravity.’
    • ‘It was a lamb dish with fresh garlic and fiery hot, green chillies - the numerous seeds packed the punch.’
    • ‘Whisky was associated with a fiery taste and a burning sensation as it went down the gullet.’
    • ‘I felt my heart plummet to the earth's core and sink into the scorching ball of fiery lava with an ominous plonking noise.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the demon's fiery sword was waiting and caught my blow.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hot tubs of fiery lava and brain-eating zombies are new additions to the neighbourhood.’
    • ‘To distinguish this planet glow from that of the fiery hot stars, the astronomers used a simple trick.’
    burning, blazing, flaming, raging
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    1. 1.1 Having the bright colour of fire.
      ‘the car was painted a fiery red’
      • ‘The fiery oranges and rich reds seemed to be painted on the deep blue of the water.’
      • ‘The sun is slowly slipping over the horizon and bathing the sky in brilliant hues of yellow and fiery red.’
      • ‘The colour is so fiery it looks like one bite will singe your lips off, but the flavour is a wonderfully complex mixture of sweet and spicy.’
      • ‘The muted red that resulted wasn't pink, but it certainly wasn't as bright and fiery as a pure red.’
      • ‘The demon had the face of an attractive young man, but his eyes glowed viciously with an intense, fiery red, even when the flames left his body.’
      • ‘The sunlight was again basking her vivid curls in fiery red.’
      • ‘The judge was smiling; something which gave his rosy cheeks even more of a fiery colour.’
      • ‘He was dressed in simple clothes, but the fiery colour of his hair and the deep burning in his brown eyes suggested he was special in some way.’
      • ‘It fuels the amazing fire tornado, which pirouettes in a fiery red glow at ten-minute intervals.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I turned around to see a person with fiery red hair and deep brown eyes staring at me.’
      • ‘She had red fiery hair, and she had a deep colour of green eyes.’
      • ‘His face was quickly acquiring the colour of his fiery hairstyle.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There were examples in pale and deep green, fiery oranges and reds.’
      • ‘Millions of fiery colours swerved before her eyes enveloping her.’
      • ‘Annoyed, the werewolf stopped was and lifted his head to glare at Rich with fiery red eyes.’
      • ‘Her finger were bright red, now too, a bright, fiery hot orange red of a heated metal.’
      • ‘I turned back to face her bright blue eyes and fiery red hair and studied her.’
      • ‘She was pretty with her fiery red curls and bright blue eyes.’
      bright, brilliant, vivid, vibrant, intense, deep, rich, strong, bold
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    2. 1.2 Having a passionate and quick-tempered nature.
      ‘a fiery, imaginative Aries’
      • ‘But there seems a special onus on the pivotal football figures at the club who share both Johnstone's flame hair and his fiery nature to mark an end by making a start.’
      • ‘A quiet and reserved man in public, he showed his fiery nature privately.’
      • ‘Nancy, however, was very used to the princess's fiery nature.’
      • ‘Next she stood up and faced the Lady, fiery passion and power evident in her eyes.’
      • ‘What happens is that they are both very fiery, strong characters and they gesticulate a lot.’
      • ‘To her, Paul needs a passionate, fiery soul to match his own and he would never be satisfied unless he has it.’
      • ‘You're passionate and fiery and need a short, funky textured look.’
      • ‘This has always been a little hard for me, since I'm a fiery guy by nature, but Coach has really taught me a lot about controlling my emotions on the court.’
      • ‘Not that she has any talent for arguments, but she has a passionate heart and a fiery spirit.’
      • ‘Both men have fiery tempers and a burning, sometimes intrusive, desire to win.’
      • ‘Ferguson's fiery temper and outspoken nature contrasts with the other's reserved, low-key and media-shy approach.’
      • ‘The energetic chemistry between Power and Sexton drives the play forward as they share moments of love and hate with a fiery passion.’
      • ‘Maria Callas needs no promotion, yet her distinctively fiery, passionate style was not equally suited to every role.’
      • ‘I noticed that Zeke is so laid back and patient and easy-going and Aimee is all fiery and passionate about everything!’
      • ‘A fiery passionate temperament may have made you interesting and challenging on day one.’
      • ‘He was broken early due to his fiery nature, which showed more often than not.’
      • ‘Jacquelyn nicknamed him Spike, in recognition of his petulant, fiery nature, which his four younger siblings apparently found considerably irksome.’
      • ‘Hughes has worked hard on curbing his fiery nature, reining in his fanatical work-rate in the gym and getting him to control and direct his natural aggression.’
      • ‘He's passionate, fiery, angry and full of conviction.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Apparently the play is about ‘a fiery passionate Southern girl’ and her ‘stormy relationship’ with a man.’
      • ‘Mrs Wood, a graphic designer currently working as a cleaner, said some people automatically associated red hair with a bad temper and fiery nature.’
      passionate, impassioned, ardent, fervent, fervid, lively, zealous, spirited
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    3. 1.3 Showing strong emotion, typically anger.
      ‘a fiery speech’
      • ‘The second anniversary promises to be more private, more reflective and without the ceremonial grandeur and fiery political speeches.’
      • ‘By most accounts he is quite conservative, even if he is not known for provocative speeches and fiery dissents.’
      • ‘His voice came out cold and rigid yet fiery with untamed anger etched within it.’
      • ‘That fiery anger built up in me again, but this time I had control over it.’
      • ‘Some people call me a traitor or a collaborator for all the above and for speaking the truth as opposed to rhetorical, fiery speeches which have been our downfall.’
      • ‘Her breathing seemed to echo around this whole new world, and she'd never felt so alive with fiery emotion than now.’
      • ‘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!’
      • ‘Then in English she burst into a fiery political speech.’
      • ‘Her eyes were filled with black blotches of tears but she was glaring through them, her gaze fiery with anger.’
      • ‘From where he walked on the ground next to her, though, Nicolas could tell she was masking not tears, but a fiery anger.’
      • ‘The real battleground will involve our watery emotions mixing with fiery impulses.’
      • ‘Inside those eyes was anger, anger so fiery that Catherine grew more afraid.’
      • ‘The relationship between Alistair Nicholson and politicians of all political colours has often been fiery.’
      • ‘Everyone wanted a chance to give fiery speeches.’
      • ‘The sermon was a fiery denunciation of strong drink.’
      • ‘She was famous for these quick, fiery bursts of anger like her mother, but she rarely gets angry.’
      • ‘Her voice was cold, with no hint of the fiery anger that showed plain on her face.’
      • ‘In spite of some fiery emotions at the moment I think you'll be happily surprised at just how restrained and conscious the work has been along this course.’
      • ‘And the love he felt for his mother was as fiery as the anger that she could so easily incite in him.’
      • ‘The Member for Essex delivered a fiery speech, but I think the quote of the day goes to a Member from the Bloc whose riding I didn't catch.’
      dynamic, flamboyant, striking, strong, powerful, lively, animated, spirited, vibrant, vital, vigorous, energetic, vivacious, zestful
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