fiery: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fīr'ē, fī'u-rē), [key]
— fier•i•er, fier•i•est.
  1. consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire: a volcano's fiery discharge.
  2. intensely hot: fiery desert sands.
  3. like or suggestive of fire: a fiery red; angry, fiery eyes.
  4. intensely ardent, impetuous, or passionate: fiery courage; a fiery speech.
  5. easily angered or provoked: a fiery temper.
  6. causing a burning sensation, as certain liquors or condiments.
  7. inflamed, as a tumor or sore.
    1. highly flammable.
    2. containing highly flammable gas.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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