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Definition of fiery adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (fierier, fieriest) [usually before noun]
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  1. 1looking like fire; consisting of fire fiery red hair The sun was now sinking, a fiery ball of light in the west.
  2. 2quickly or easily becoming angry She has a fiery temper. a fiery young man
  3. 3showing strong emotions, especially anger synonym passionate a fiery look a fiery and heated meeting He delivered the sermon with fiery passion.
  4. 4(of food or drinks) causing a part of your body to feel as if it is burning a fiery Mexican dish The fiery liquor burned its way down her throat.
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