all-fired

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a euphemistic form of hell-fired.

Adjective[edit]

all-fired (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US, informal) Extreme, excessive.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, ch. 16:
      It's an all-fired outrage to tell any human creature that he's bound to hell.

Adverb[edit]

all-fired (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US, intensifier, informal) Extremely, inordinately, very.
    • 1909, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea, ch. 14:
      Of course, I was only stringing Jerry . . . he thinks he's so all-fired cute and smart.

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