The Alternative English Dictionary: all-fired

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Entry definition

all-fired etymology Probably a euphemistic form of hell-fired.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (chiefly, US, informal) Extreme, excessive.
    • 1851, , Moby Dick, ch. 16: It's an all-fired outrage to tell any human creature that he's bound to hell.
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (chiefly, US, intensifier, informal) Extremely, inordinately, very.
    • 1909, , Anne of Avonlea, ch. 14: Of course, I was only stringing Jerry . . . he thinks he's so all-fired cute and smart.
Synonyms: all-firedly

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