all-fired


adjective, superlative all-fired·est.

  1. tremendous; extreme; excessive: He had the all-fired gall to quit in the middle of the job.

adverb

  1. Also all-fired·ly [awl-fahyuh rd-lee, -fahy-rid-] /ˈɔlˌfaɪərd li, -ˌfaɪ rɪd-/. extremely; excessively: Don’t be so all-fired sure of yourself.

adjective

  1. (prenominal) excessive; extreme

adverb

  1. (intensifier)don’t be so all-fired sure of yourself!
adj.

1837, U.S. slang euphemism for hell-fired.

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