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Definition of "fiery" []

  • Consisting of or containing fire. (adjective)
  • Burning or glowing. (adjective)
  • Using or effected with fire. (adjective)
  • Easily ignited; flammable. (adjective)
  • Having the color of fire; brightly red: fiery hair; a fiery sunset. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fiery" in a sentence
  • "III. ii.188 (64,2) [all yon fiery O's] I would willingly believe that the poet wrote _fiery orbs_."
  • "Stoops was 41-50 but also had led the Wildcats to bowl games each of the past three seasons, doing so in a manner that had the word "fiery" essentially affixed as a permanent addition to his first name."
  • "As any first year medical student can tell you, gout is a very painful form of arthritis that is caused by high uric acid levels in the blood that deposit as crystals in the joint, causing pain that has been described as a fiery volcano in the ... you guessed it."