Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Informal Used as an intensive: Don't be so all-fired aggressive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Extreme, excessive.
  • adv. Extremely, inordinately, very.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extreme; used as an intensifier
  • adv. extremely

Etymologies

Alteration of hell-fired.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably a euphemistic form of hell-fired. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Don't know what was up with me when I asked her, but it was a long while back, and I was all-fired young --

    Jack London Play:The Scorn of Women

  • Because, Bill, you got such an all-fired pretty wife, that's why.

    CHAPTER XV

  • I think I'd begin, though, with those who believe they have "outed" me, imagining they're so all-fired clever when doing so, while cowering behind their own masks the while.

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  • "Tryin 'to make Dawson with it," one of them explained, "and the sun's all-fired hot."

    CHAPTER 29

  • A man with a lick of sense would have listened to her, even if she was part of the reason he was in such an all-fired hurry to get home.

    Come Again No More

  • It occurred to me afterwards, as the bard thanked my father for a dozen pieces of silver, tied his harp over his shoulder, and walked from the hall just as the red moon dipped into the west and the eastern sky began to redden, that if Quivalen Sath was so all-fired successful, why was he playing the backwater villages of Solamnia?

    Virginity

  • "If somebody's so all-fired in charge of everything," said Alvin, "he hasn't been doing too good a job of it, getting us into a fix like this."

    He Don't Know Him

  • That polygamy that they reportedly unposited would have been mighty fine if they weren't so all-fired concerned with eternity.

    Breaking: Romney Doesn't Pander To Right On Intelligent Design!

  • We were never told why it was so all-fired important — they would never grace us with any non-childish, non-condescending, non-flagrantly-insulting explanation.

    Election Central Sunday Roundup

  • I know, I know, we're in an all-fired hurry to narrow it down to 2 candidates on the Democratic side.

    Your Election Central Guide To What's Ahead In Prez Race

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