all-fired


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all-fired

(ôl′fīrd′)
adv. Informal
Used as an intensive: Don't be so all-fired aggressive.

[Alteration of hell-fired.]

all-fired

adj
(prenominal) excessive; extreme
adv
(intensifier): don't be so all-fired sure of yourself!.
[altered from hell-fired]

all′-fired`



adv. Informal.
extremely; excessively: Don't be so all-fired sure of yourself.
[1825–35; probably euphemism for hell-fired]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.all-fired - extremeall-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 - extremelyall-fired - extremely; "you are bloody right"; "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
Translations

all-fired

[ˈɔːlfaɪəd] (US)
A. ADJexcesivo
in an all-fired hurrycon muchísima prisa
B. ADVa más no poder
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