spitfire


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spit·fire

 (spĭt′fīr′)
n.
A quick-tempered or highly excitable person.

spitfire

(ˈspɪtˌfaɪə)
n
a person given to outbursts of spiteful temper and anger, esp a woman or girl

spit•fire

(ˈspɪtˌfaɪər)

n.
a person of fiery temper.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spitfire - a highly emotional and quick-tempered person (especially a girl or woman)
emotional person - a person subject to strong states of emotion
Translations

spitfire

[ˈspɪtˌfaɪəʳ] Nfierabrás mf

spitfire

nFeuer speiender Drache; (= woman also)Giftnudel f (inf)

spitfire

[ˈspɪtˌfaɪəʳ] n she's a real spitfireè una persona molto irascibile
References in classic literature ?
"Don't be a spitfire, else I won't tell you," said Tom, thrusting his hand back into his pocket and looking determined.
But you'll admit what a riddle it must have been for us when that calm, cold, little spitfire, Aglaya--(for she stood up to her mother and answered her questions with inexpressible contempt, and mine still more so, because, like a fool, I thought it my duty to assert myself as head of the family)--when Aglaya stood up of a sudden and informed us that 'that madwoman' (strangely enough, she used exactly the same expression as you did) 'has taken it into her head to marry me to Prince Lef Nicolaievitch, and therefore is doing her best to choke Evgenie Pavlovitch off, and rid the house of him.' That's what she said.
(Alliance News) - Mining investment firm Spitfire Oil Ltd on Friday said it has relinquished its retention licence over the Salmon Gums lignite tenements in Australia and is now a cash shell.
TWO British pilots have taken off on their challenge to fly a newly-restored Spitfire 27,000 miles around the world in the first trip of its kind.
Two British aviators take off Monday on a first-ever attempt to fly a Spitfire around the world, proclaiming the iconic fighter plane as a symbol of freedom.
ENPNewswire-July 30, 2019--Schaffhausen/Goodwood: 'SILVER SPITFIRE': RESTORATION OF ICONIC AIRCRAFT COMPLETE
Pilots Steve Brooks, 58, from Burford, Oxfordshire, and Matt Jones, 45, from Exeter, will stop off at 100 locations in 30 countries from August 5 to Christmas time in a newly restored Spitfire.
IT started its life in the West Midlands, and now this newly restored Spitfire is taking on a trip around the globe.
IT started its life in the region, and now this newly restored Spitfire is taking on a trip around the globe.
The project, named Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight, will depart from Goodwoodbased Boultbee Flight Academy, the first-ever school for Spitfire pilots, in Sussex.
TWO British aviation enthusiasts will fly a newlyrestored Spitfire 27,000 miles around the world in the first trip of its kind.
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