all-fired

[ awl-fahyuh rd ]
/ ˈɔlˌfaɪərd /
Informal.

adjective, superlative all-fired·est.

tremendous; extreme; excessive: He had the all-fired gall to quit in the middle of the job.

adverb

Also all-fired·ly [awl-fahyuh rd-lee, -fahy-rid-] /ˈɔlˌfaɪərd li, -ˌfaɪ rɪd-/. extremely; excessively: Don't be so all-fired sure of yourself.

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Origin of all-fired

First recorded in 1825–35; probably euphemism for hell-fired
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British Dictionary definitions for all-fired

all-fired
/ slang, mainly US /

adjective

(prenominal) excessive; extreme

adverb

(intensifier)don't be so all-fired sure of yourself!

Word Origin for all-fired

altered from hell-fired
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