[syn: fiery, flaming]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fiery \Fi"er*y\ (? or ?), a. [Formerly written firy, fr. fire.]
1. Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the
fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.
And fiery billows roll below. --I. Watts.
2. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.
Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails?
The fiery spirit of his forefathers. --W. Irwing.
3. Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.
You know the fiery quality of the duke. --Shak.
4. Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.
One curbed the fiery steed. --Dryden.
5. heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched;
The sword which is made fiery. --Hooker.
Fiery cross, a cross constructed of two firebrands, and
pitched upon the point of a spear; formerly in Scotland
borne by a runner as a signal for the clan to take up
arms. --Sir W. Scott.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an
ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a
fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned
appeal"; "a torrid love affair" [syn: ardent,
fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid,
2: like or suggestive of fire; "a fiery desert wind"; "an
igneous desert atmosphere" [syn: fiery, igneous]
3: very intense; "a fiery temper"; "flaming passions" [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
212 Moby Thesaurus words for "fiery":
Titian, Titian-red, abandoned, ablaze, accendible, afire, aflame,
aglow, algetic, alight, angry, ardent, beany, blaring, blazing,
boiling, boiling over, breathless, bricky, brilliant, broiling,
burnable, burning, burning with excitement, cardinal, carmine,
carnation, carnelian, cerise, chafed, cherry, cherry-colored,
cherry-red, combustible, combustive, committed, conflagrant,
conflagrative, cordial, crimson, damask, dedicated, delirious,
devoted, devout, drunk, eager, earnest, edgy, emphatic,
enthusiastic, excitable, excited, exciting, explosive, exuberant,
faithful, fanatic, febrile, ferruginous, fervent, fervid,
festering, fevered, feverish, feverous, fierce, fire-red, firelike,
flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, flammable, flaring, flushed,
furious, galled, glaring, gleaming, glowing, gules, hard-core,
hasty, headlong, hearty, heated, hectic, het up, high-spirited,
hot, hot-blooded, hot-tempered, hotheaded, hyperpyretic,
hyperthermic, igneous, ignited, impassioned, impetuous, impulsive,
in a fever, in earnest, in flames, in rut, incandescent,
incarmined, inflamed, inflammable, infrared, intense, intent,
intent on, intoxicated, irascible, iron-red, irritable, irritated,
keen, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, lively, lobster-red, loyal,
luminous, lurid, madcap, maroon, mettlesome, on fire, overheated,
passionate, peppery, perfervid, port-wine, precipitate, provoking,
puce, pyretic, pyric, quick, quick-tempered, radiant, rankling,
raw, red, red-dyed, red-hot, red-looking, reddened, reddish,
reddish-amber, reddish-brown, resolute, rubicund, rubiginous,
rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy,
rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty, scalding, scarlet,
scorching, seething, sensitive, serious, sexually excited,
short-tempered, simmering, sincere, sizzling, smarting, sore,
spirited, spunky, stammel, steaming, steamy, stimulating, stirring,
stormy, tempestuous, tender, tile-red, tingling, tornadic, torrid,
totally committed, touchy, unrestrained, urgent, vehement,
vermilion, vigorous, vinaceous, violent, volcanic, warm, white-hot,
wild, wine, wine-colored, wine-red, zealous