Fiery vs. Firey - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Of or relating to fire.

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Burning or glowing.

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Inflammable or easily ignited.

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Having the colour of fire.

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Hot or inflamed.

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Tempestuous or emotionally volatile.

    "a fiery temper"

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Spirited or filled with emotion.

  • Firey (noun)

    A firefighter.

  • Firey (adjective)

    misspelling of fiery

Oxford Dictionary

  • Fiery (adjective)

    consisting of fire or burning strongly and brightly

    "a fiery pepper sauce"

    "the sun was a fiery ball low on the hills"

  • Fiery (adjective)

    having the bright colour of fire

    "the car was painted a fiery red"

  • Fiery (adjective)

    having a passionate and quick-tempered nature

    "a fiery, imaginative Aries"

  • Fiery (adjective)

    showing strong emotion, typically anger

    "a fiery speech"

Webster Dictionary

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Consisting of, containing, or resembling, fire; as, the fiery gulf of Etna; a fiery appearance.

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Vehement; ardent; very active; impetuous.

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Passionate; easily provoked; irritable.

  • Fiery (adjective)

    Unrestrained; fierce; mettlesome; spirited.

  • Fiery (adjective)

    heated by fire, or as if by fire; burning hot; parched; feverish.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Fiery (adjective)

    characterized by intense emotion;

    "ardent love"

    "an ardent lover"

    "a burning enthusiasm"

    "a fervent desire to change society"

    "a fervent admirer"

    "fiery oratory"

    "an impassioned appeal"

    "a torrid love affair"

  • Fiery (adjective)

    like or suggestive of fire;

    "the burning sand"

    "a fiery desert wind"

    "an igneous desert atmosphere"

  • Fiery (adjective)

    very intense;

    "a fiery temper"

    "flaming passions"

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