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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Consisting of or containing fire.
  • adj. Burning or glowing.
  • adj. Using or effected with fire.
  • adj. Easily ignited; flammable.
  • adj. Having the color of fire; brightly red: fiery hair; a fiery sunset.
  • adj. Torridly hot.
  • adj. Feverishly hot and flushed: fiery cheeks.
  • adj. Being in an inflamed, usually painful condition: a fiery boil.
  • adj. Easily excited or emotionally volatile; tempestuous: a fiery temper.
  • adj. Charged with emotion; spirited: a fiery denunciation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to fire
  • adj. Burning or glowing
  • adj. Inflammable or easily ignited
  • adj. Having the colour of fire
  • adj. Hot or inflamed
  • adj. Tempestuous or emotionally volatile
  • adj. Spirited or filled with emotion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire
  • adj. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.
  • adj. Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.
  • adj. Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.
  • adj. heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of fire, or resembling fire; burning or flaming: as, the fiery flood of Etna; a fiery meteor; a flower of a fiery color.
  • Like fire in character or quality; vehement; impetuous; passionate; fierce: as, a fiery speech; a fiery steed.
  • Like fire in effect; heated by or as if by fire; producing a burning sensation: as, a fiery wound or eruption; fiery liquors or condiments.
  • In cricket, causing the ball to bound high after pitching: said of wicket or bowler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by intense emotion
  • adj. like or suggestive of fire
  • adj. very intense

Etymologies

Middle English firi, from fir, fire; see fire.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English firi, from fir ("fire"). (Wiktionary)

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