adjective, fier·i·er, fier·i·est.
- highly flammable.
- containing highly flammable gas.
Origin of fiery
Examples from the Web for fiery
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|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|DAILY BEAST
The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
He glanced round at us; there was a proud smile on his resolute face; his eyes glowed with fiery ardour.For The Admiral|W.J. Marx
The light of these days has driven the fiery dragon to take refuge among nations not yet visited by the light of civilization.The Curiosities of Heraldry|Mark Antony Lower
Remove the fiery clouds that the obduracy of a sinner drew over our heads!The Poniard's Hilt|Eugne Sue
This state of affairs exasperated the fiery and self-willed little beauty almost to phrensy.Cruel As The Grave|Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Among these was one young colt of such a fiery temper that no one was allowed to mount him.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies|H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
British Dictionary definitions for fiery
adjective fierier or fieriest
Word Origin and History for fiery
late 13c., from Middle English fier "fire" (see fire (n.)) + -y (2). The spelling is a relic of one of the attempts to render Old English "y" in fyr in a changing system of vowel sounds. Related: Fieriness.