Shrewd vs Fiery - What's the difference?

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Shrewd is a related term of fiery.

As adjectives the difference between shrewd and fiery

is that shrewd is showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters while fiery is of or relating to fire.




  • showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters
  • artful, tricky or cunning
  • streetwise
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  • knowledgeable
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=November 10 , author=Jeremy Wilson , title=tEngland Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report , work=Telegraph citation , page= , passage=The most persistent tormentor was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored a hat-trick in last month’s corresponding fixture in Iceland. His ability to run at defences is instantly striking, but it is his clever use of possession that has persuaded some shrewd judges that he is an even better prospect than Theo Walcott. }}
  • (archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
  • * 1599 ,
  • LEONATO. By my troth, niece, thou wilt never get thee a husband, if thou be so shrewd of thy tongue.

    Derived terms

    * shrewdly * shrewdness




  • Of or relating to fire.
  • Burning or glowing.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black)
  • , chapter=1, title= Internal Combustion , passage=Blast after blast, fiery' outbreak after ' fiery outbreak, like a flaming barrage from within,
  • Inflammable or easily ignited.
  • Having the colour of fire.
  • Hot or inflamed.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=5, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom.
  • Tempestuous or emotionally volatile.
  • Spirited or filled with emotion.
  • Derived terms

    * fiery cross


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