When something is very hot or intense, it's fiery. Fiery can describe a literal blaze, a hot chili pepper, or even a fiery temper.

Any time there's fire, you have a fiery situation. This word applies to a lot more than flames, though. If you lose your temper easily, you may be called hot-headed or fiery. An intense argument — with two people yelling and carrying on — could be called fiery. Any kind of intense emotion or passion is fiery. If you're a cool customer, you're not very fiery. Also, you could say that hot Indian curry or spicy chicken wings are fiery.

Definitions of fiery

adj like or suggestive of fire

“a fiery desert wind”
used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

adj characterized by intense emotion

fiery oratory”
ardent, fervent, fervid, impassioned, perfervid, torrid
having or expressing strong emotions

adj very intense

“a fiery temper”
extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm

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