adverb Etymology: alteration of hell-fired damned, from hellfire Date: 1837 extremely, excessively <
all-fired stubborn

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  • all-fired — all′ fired adv. Informal. inf extremely; excessively: Don t be so all fired sure of yourself[/ex] • Etymology: 1825–35; prob. euphemism for hell fired …   From formal English to slang

  • all-fired — adv AmE completely used when describing a quality that you think is extreme ▪ If he weren t so all fired sure of himself, I d like him better …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • all-fired — (adj.) 1837, U.S. slang euphemism for HELL FIRED (Cf. hell fired) …   Etymology dictionary

  • all-fired — all fired; all fired·ly; …   English syllables

  • all-fired — [ôl΄fīrd′] adj. [altered < hell fired] Slang extreme; complete adv. Slang extremely; completely …   English World dictionary

  • all-fired — /awl fuyeurd /, adj., superl. all firedest, adv. Informal. adj. 1. tremendous; extreme; excessive: He had the all fired gall to quit in the middle of the job. adv. 2. Also, all firedly /awl fuyeurd lee, fuy rid /. extremely; excessively: Don t be …   Universalium

  • all-fired — 1. adjective Extreme, excessive. Its an all fired outrage to tell any human creature that hes bound to hell. 2. adverb Extremely, inordinately, very. Of course, I was only stringing Jerry . . . he thinks hes so all fired cute and smart …   Wiktionary

  • all-fired — /ˈɔl faɪəd/ (say awl fuyuhd) Chiefly US Colloquial –adjective 1. extreme; excessive: they re in an all fired hurry. –adverb 2. extremely; excessively: why is it so all fired important? …   Australian English dictionary

  • all-fired — I adjective extreme; used as an intensifier (Freq. 1) why is he in such an all fired hurry? • Similar to: ↑immoderate • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism II adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • all-fired — adverb AmE informal a word meaning completely that you use before describing a quality that you think is extreme: If he weren t so all fired sure of himself, I d like him better …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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