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Wordnet 3.0


1. characterized by intense emotion;
- Example: "ardent love"
- Example: "an ardent lover"
- Example: "a fervent desire to change society"
- Example: "a fervent admirer"
- Example: "fiery oratory"
- Example: "an impassioned appeal"
- Example: "a torrid love affair"
[syn: ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid]

2. like or suggestive of fire;
- Example: "a fiery desert wind"
- Example: "an igneous desert atmosphere"
[syn: fiery, igneous]

3. very intense;
- Example: "a fiery temper"
- Example: "flaming passions"
[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. [1913 Webster] And fiery billows roll below. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous. [1913 Webster] Hath thy fiery heart so parched thine entrails? --Shak. [1913 Webster] The fiery spirit of his forefathers. --W. Irwing. [1913 Webster] 3. Passionate; easily provoked; irritable. [1913 Webster] You know the fiery quality of the duke. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited. [1913 Webster] One curbed the fiery steed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The sword which is made fiery. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fiery 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, torrid] 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: fiery, flaming]
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