consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire: a volcano's fiery discharge.
intensely hot: fiery desert sands.
like or suggestive of fire: a fiery red; angry, fiery eyes.
intensely ardent, impetuous, or passionate: fiery courage; a fiery speech.
easily angered or provoked: a fiery temper.
causing a burning sensation, as certain liquors or condiments.
inflamed, as a tumor or sore.
Mining: Older Use.
containing highly flammable gas.
- fier·i·ly, adverb
- fier·i·ness, noun
- un·fier·y, adjective
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How to use fiery in a sentence
The fiery colors are mirrored in the waters of Eagle Lake, Long Pond, and Jordan Pond and are best experienced by kayak.
It was spicy, but not in a fiery way, just enough to tickle my throat.Why Caracas Arepa Bar’s House Salsa Is a Condiment All-Star | Tanay Warerkar | January 29, 2021 | Eater
Then, when the invasion was over and Congress resumed in the late evening, Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, took to the House floor and blamed antifa during a fiery speech.How an internet lie about the Capitol invasion turned into an instant conspiracy theory | Bobbie Johnson | January 7, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Whether it will continue into next year is going to be a fiery debate over the offseason.Were The Eagles Tanking? Or Were They Just Being The Eagles? | Sara Ziegler (email@example.com) | January 4, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
An F1 car bursting into flames is a much rarer event—Grosjean's fiery crash is the first for over 30 years, and the sight of flames strikes a kind of primal fear, bringing to mind drivers like Roger Williamson and Niki Lauda.Why racing drivers trust their lives to a fireproof fabric called Nomex | Jonathan M. Gitlin | December 18, 2020 | Ars Technica
There was Milan Hruška, a fiery miner from the North Bohemian coal mines.
Next door, a strip mall popped and hissed as unknown accelerants aided in its fiery destruction.
Shortly after leaving Stanleyville, Richard Holm and a Cuban pilot went down in a fiery plane crash.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fiery first-term conservative won narrowly over Democrat Mike Michaud Tuesday night.Republican Wave Carries Maine Governor Paul LePage to Victory | Ben Jacobs | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
To this, it is greatly to be feared, the fiery Southerns will not submit without an armed struggle.
The shells came from Asia and Achi Baba:—in a fiery shower, they fell upon the lines of our front trenches.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
There was too much of the old law with its thunders, too much of fiery Elijah, surviving in John.Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
There was no dog with her, and in the bustle that followed, I forgot to seek further for the solution of those two fiery lights.Uncanny Tales | Various
It was then that for a moment I caught sight of a pair of glowing, fiery eyes shining through the darkness.Uncanny Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for fiery
of, containing, or composed of fire
resembling fire in heat, colour, ardour, etc: a fiery desert wind; a fiery speaker
easily angered or aroused: a fiery temper
(of food) producing a burning sensation: a fiery curry
(of the skin or a sore) inflamed
flammable or containing flammable gas
(of a cricket pitch) making the ball bounce dangerously high
- fierily, adverb
- fieriness, noun
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