Definition of fiery in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘She tapped her rod a few times, and it came ablaze with fiery light.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I felt my heart plummet to the earth's core and sink into the scorching ball of fiery lava with an ominous plonking noise.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the demon's fiery sword was waiting and caught my blow.’
    • ‘Those who sleep at all dream of fiery, burning places where eyes smart and breath inflames the lungs.’
    • ‘The wind is like a burning fiery furnace's blast if not worse.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A fiery ball was all that was left of the surrounding cars.’
    • ‘Whisky was associated with a fiery taste and a burning sensation as it went down the gullet.’
    • ‘As the fiery ball sunk lower into the water, the colors radiated over its surface, shining and creating a beautiful pallet of color.’
    • ‘It was a lamb dish with fresh garlic and fiery hot, green chillies - the numerous seeds packed the punch.’
    • ‘Just then, a fiery ball hit a room next to the throne room.’
    • ‘He roared in pain, then blew a jet of flame at the offending helicopter, causing it to explode in a fiery ball.’
    burning, blazing, flaming, raging
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    1. 1.1 Having the bright color of fire.
      ‘the car was painted a fiery red’
      • ‘The judge was smiling; something which gave his rosy cheeks even more of a fiery colour.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The muted red that resulted wasn't pink, but it certainly wasn't as bright and fiery as a pure red.’
      • ‘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 sun is slowly slipping over the horizon and bathing the sky in brilliant hues of yellow and fiery red.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She was pretty with her fiery red curls and bright blue eyes.’
      • ‘I turned around to see a person with fiery red hair and deep brown eyes staring at me.’
      • ‘Millions of fiery colours swerved before her eyes enveloping her.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I turned back to face her bright blue eyes and fiery red hair and studied her.’
      • ‘There were examples in pale and deep green, fiery oranges and reds.’
      • ‘The sunlight was again basking her vivid curls in fiery red.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The fiery oranges and rich reds seemed to be painted on the deep blue of the water.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      bright, brilliant, vivid, vibrant, intense, deep, rich, strong, bold
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    2. 1.2 (of a person) having a passionate, quick-tempered nature.
      ‘a fiery, imaginative Aries’
      • ‘What happens is that they are both very fiery, strong characters and they gesticulate a lot.’
      • ‘Both men have fiery tempers and a burning, sometimes intrusive, desire to win.’
      • ‘Maria Callas needs no promotion, yet her distinctively fiery, passionate style was not equally suited to every role.’
      • ‘Jacquelyn nicknamed him Spike, in recognition of his petulant, fiery nature, which his four younger siblings apparently found considerably irksome.’
      • ‘Mrs Wood, a graphic designer currently working as a cleaner, said some people automatically associated red hair with a bad temper and fiery nature.’
      • ‘A quiet and reserved man in public, he showed his fiery nature privately.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The energetic chemistry between Power and Sexton drives the play forward as they share moments of love and hate with a fiery passion.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Nancy, however, was very used to the princess's fiery nature.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Next she stood up and faced the Lady, fiery passion and power evident in her eyes.’
      • ‘Apparently the play is about ‘a fiery passionate Southern girl’ and her ‘stormy relationship’ with a man.’
      • ‘Not that she has any talent for arguments, but she has a passionate heart and a fiery spirit.’
      • ‘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 was broken early due to his fiery nature, which showed more often than not.’
      • ‘I noticed that Zeke is so laid back and patient and easy-going and Aimee is all fiery and passionate about everything!’
      • ‘He's passionate, fiery, angry and full of conviction.’
      • ‘A fiery passionate temperament may have made you interesting and challenging on day one.’
      • ‘Ferguson's fiery temper and outspoken nature contrasts with the other's reserved, low-key and media-shy approach.’
      • ‘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.’
      passionate, impassioned, ardent, fervent, fervid, lively, zealous, spirited
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    3. 1.3 (of behavior or words) passionately angry and deeply felt.
      ‘a fiery speech’
      • ‘She was famous for these quick, fiery bursts of anger like her mother, but she rarely gets angry.’
      • ‘Then in English she burst into a fiery political speech.’
      • ‘From where he walked on the ground next to her, though, Nicolas could tell she was masking not tears, but a fiery anger.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘That fiery anger built up in me again, but this time I had control over it.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The sermon was a fiery denunciation of strong drink.’
      • ‘Her voice was cold, with no hint of the fiery anger that showed plain on her face.’
      • ‘The relationship between Alistair Nicholson and politicians of all political colours has often been fiery.’
      • ‘By most accounts he is quite conservative, even if he is not known for provocative speeches and fiery dissents.’
      • ‘Inside those eyes was anger, anger so fiery that Catherine grew more afraid.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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!’
      • ‘His voice came out cold and rigid yet fiery with untamed anger etched within it.’
      • ‘The real battleground will involve our watery emotions mixing with fiery impulses.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Her eyes were filled with black blotches of tears but she was glaring through them, her gaze fiery with anger.’
      • ‘The second anniversary promises to be more private, more reflective and without the ceremonial grandeur and fiery political speeches.’
      dynamic, flamboyant, striking, strong, powerful, lively, animated, spirited, vibrant, vital, vigorous, energetic, vivacious, zestful
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