Definitions

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

  • n. A fire of great size and intensity that generates and is fed by strong inrushing winds from all sides: the firestorm that leveled Hiroshima after the atomic blast.
  • n. An intense or violent response: "The discovery that your child has a learning disorder can set off a firestorm of emotions” ( Judith Harkness Richardson).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fire whose intensity is greatly increased by inrushing winds.
  • n. An intense or violent response.

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

  • n. an outburst of controversy
  • n. a storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area

Etymologies

fire +‎ storm (Wiktionary)

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