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’
    • ‘A fiery ball was all that was left of the surrounding cars.’
    • ‘As the fiery ball sunk lower into the water, the colors radiated over its surface, shining and creating a beautiful pallet of color.’
    • ‘Those who sleep at all dream of fiery, burning places where eyes smart and breath inflames the lungs.’
    • ‘Whisky was associated with a fiery taste and a burning sensation as it went down the gullet.’
    • ‘The wind is like a burning fiery furnace's blast if not worse.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He roared in pain, then blew a jet of flame at the offending helicopter, causing it to explode in a fiery ball.’
    • ‘To distinguish this planet glow from that of the fiery hot stars, the astronomers used a simple trick.’
    • ‘She tapped her rod a few times, and it came ablaze with fiery light.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A scalding pain lanced through her body like a fiery, hot poker.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the demon's fiery sword was waiting and caught my blow.’
    • ‘Hot tubs of fiery lava and brain-eating zombies are new additions to the neighbourhood.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I felt my heart plummet to the earth's core and sink into the scorching ball of fiery lava with an ominous plonking noise.’
    • ‘Just then, a fiery ball hit a room next to the throne room.’
    • ‘It was a lamb dish with fresh garlic and fiery hot, green chillies - the numerous seeds packed the punch.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I turned around to see a person with fiery red hair and deep brown eyes staring at me.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The muted red that resulted wasn't pink, but it certainly wasn't as bright and fiery as a pure red.’
      • ‘She was pretty with her fiery red curls and bright blue eyes.’
      • ‘Millions of fiery colours swerved before her eyes enveloping her.’
      • ‘The sunlight was again basking her vivid curls in fiery red.’
      • ‘There were examples in pale and deep green, fiery oranges and reds.’
      • ‘Annoyed, the werewolf stopped was and lifted his head to glare at Rich with fiery red eyes.’
      • ‘I turned back to face her bright blue eyes and fiery red hair and studied her.’
      • ‘His face was quickly acquiring the colour of his fiery hairstyle.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It fuels the amazing fire tornado, which pirouettes in a fiery red glow at ten-minute intervals.’
      • ‘Her finger were bright red, now too, a bright, fiery hot orange red of a heated metal.’
      • ‘She had red fiery hair, and she had a deep colour of green eyes.’
      • ‘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 judge was smiling; something which gave his rosy cheeks even more of a fiery colour.’
      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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘What happens is that they are both very fiery, strong characters and they gesticulate a lot.’
      • ‘A quiet and reserved man in public, he showed his fiery nature privately.’
      • ‘Not that she has any talent for arguments, but she has a passionate heart and a fiery spirit.’
      • ‘Mrs Wood, a graphic designer currently working as a cleaner, said some people automatically associated red hair with a bad temper and fiery nature.’
      • ‘He's passionate, fiery, angry and full of conviction.’
      • ‘Apparently the play is about ‘a fiery passionate Southern girl’ and her ‘stormy relationship’ with a man.’
      • ‘He was broken early due to his fiery nature, which showed more often than not.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘To her, Paul needs a passionate, fiery soul to match his own and he would never be satisfied unless he has it.’
      • ‘Nancy, however, was very used to the princess's fiery nature.’
      • ‘Both men have fiery tempers and a burning, sometimes intrusive, desire to win.’
      • ‘A fiery passionate temperament may have made you interesting and challenging on day one.’
      • ‘Next she stood up and faced the Lady, fiery passion and power evident in her eyes.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘You're passionate and fiery and need a short, funky textured look.’
      • ‘I noticed that Zeke is so laid back and patient and easy-going and Aimee is all fiery and passionate about everything!’
      • ‘Jacquelyn nicknamed him Spike, in recognition of his petulant, fiery nature, which his four younger siblings apparently found considerably irksome.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Ferguson's fiery temper and outspoken nature contrasts with the other's reserved, low-key and media-shy approach.’
      • ‘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.’
      passionate, impassioned, ardent, fervent, fervid, lively, zealous, spirited
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    3. 1.3 Showing strong emotion, typically anger.
      ‘a fiery speech’
      • ‘Then in English she burst into a fiery political speech.’
      • ‘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 second anniversary promises to be more private, more reflective and without the ceremonial grandeur and fiery political speeches.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Her breathing seemed to echo around this whole new world, and she'd never felt so alive with fiery emotion than now.’
      • ‘By most accounts he is quite conservative, even if he is not known for provocative speeches and fiery dissents.’
      • ‘Her voice was cold, with no hint of the fiery anger that showed plain on her face.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Everyone wanted a chance to give fiery speeches.’
      • ‘And the love he felt for his mother was as fiery as the anger that she could so easily incite in him.’
      • ‘The relationship between Alistair Nicholson and politicians of all political colours has often been fiery.’
      • ‘The sermon was a fiery denunciation of strong drink.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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!’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She was famous for these quick, fiery bursts of anger like her mother, but she rarely gets angry.’
      dynamic, flamboyant, striking, strong, powerful, lively, animated, spirited, vibrant, vital, vigorous, energetic, vivacious, zestful
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