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Used as an intensive: Don't be so all-fired aggressive.
[Alteration of hell-fired.]
(prenominal) excessive; extreme
(intensifier): don't be so all-fired sure of yourself!.
[altered from hell-fired]
extremely; excessively: Don't be so all-fired sure of yourself.
[1825–35; probably euphemism for hell-fired]
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|Adj.||1.||all-fired - extreme; used as an intensifier; "why is he in such an all-fired hurry?"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
|Adv.||1.||all-fired - extremely; "you are bloody right"; "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"|