fiery

[ fahyuhr-ee, fahy-uh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF fiery
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My brother is hot and fiery; Mr Chatterton is rash and headstrong.

Then he raised the marshal's head and gave him a sip of the fiery stuff.

It needed but that to add fresh fuel to the fiery mood of the prelate.

The other boys did attempt it, however, simply to tease and annoy the fiery Corsican.

As for his rage, there is no telling what a fiery furnace it had now got to be.

Mainwaring was of a sanguine disposition, with fiery temper.

His cap had gone, and his fiery red hair was smeared with mud.

You are proud, fiery, discontented, and unhappy;—all that I see in your face.

Almamen, my fiery kinsman, Muza, hath this evening been with me.

Then the fiery vapour was dissipated, and the sunset ended by fading away.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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