Synonyms of fired


1. open fire, fire, blast, shoot

usage: start firing a weapon

2. fire, discharge

usage: cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"

3. fire, bake

usage: bake in a kiln so as to harden; "fire pottery"

4. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate, remove

usage: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

5. fire, discharge, go off

usage: go off or discharge; "The gun fired"

6. fire, chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off

usage: drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"

7. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke, make, create

usage: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

8. burn, fire, burn down, destroy, ruin

usage: destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"

9. fuel, fire, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"


1. discharged, dismissed, fired, laid-off, pink-slipped, unemployed (vs. employed)

usage: having lost your job

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