tremendous; extreme; excessive:
he had the all-fired gall to quit in the middle of the job.
also, all-firedly
[awl-fahyuh rd-lee, -fahy-rid-] /ˈɔlˌfaɪərd li, -ˌfaɪ rɪd-/ (show ipa). extremely; excessively:
don’t be so all-fired sure of yourself.
historical examples

if kiddie wasn’t so all-fired scrupulous about truth an’ justice, he’d make a p-ssable magistrate.
kiddie the scout robert leighton

it’s an all-fired outrage to tell any human creature that he’s bound to h-ll.
moby d-ck; or the whale herman melville

i guess, silas,’ says i, ‘that you’ve made an all-fired fool of yerself.
quincy adams sawyer and mason’s corner folks charles felton pidgin

then after you get used to the rope wabbling so all-fired fast, you can do it like a mice.
back home eugene wood

if he dealt the cards he would get an all-fired hand himself, and if i dealt him nothing he’d bluff me right up the chimney.
geoffrey hampstead thomas stinson jarvis

but what is there so all-fired good about ’em to make ’em sell like that?’
john gayther’s garden and the stories told therein frank r. stockton

they’re all-fired fast, but it’s funny how they stop when you tackle them.
football days william h. edwards

“it’s been all-fired lonely with both you an’ her gone,” said mormon.
rimrock trail j. allan dunn

i’m a good enough yank to see if your d-nky police is such an all-fired cute little bunch of wonder-workers as you say!
murder in any degree owen johnson

she was so all-fired mad that she come to me and wanted him ‘rested.
frank merriwell’s son burt l. standish

(prenominal) excessive; extreme
(intensifier): don’t be so all-fired sure of yourself!

1837, u.s. slang euphemism for h-ll-fired.


: he’s got an all-fired lot of nerve


to an extreme or extravagant degree: don’t be so all-fired stupid

[1800s+; a euphemism for h-ll-fired]

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