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Synonyms for firing
ˈfaɪər ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fire, firing(noun)

    the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

    "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

    dismissal, fervor, ignition, fervency, lighting, fire, firing off, dismission, inflammation, sack, attack, discharge, release, ardour, sacking, liberation, fervour, flame, fervidness, ardor, kindling, flaming, flak, flack, blast

  2. discharge, firing, firing off(noun)

    the act of discharging a gun

    dismissal, arc, lighting, waiver, firing off, dismission, sack, ignition, discharge, venting, liberation, release, sacking, spark, run, emission, electric arc, expelling, kindling, inflammation, outpouring, fire, electric discharge

  3. ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation(noun)

    the act of setting something on fire

    dismissal, fervor, light, liberation, tinder, redness, firing off, dismission, touchwood, sack, ignition, discharge, release, excitement, spunk, sacking, excitation, ignition system, lighting, kindling, inflammation, rubor, punk, inflaming, fervour, fire

  4. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking(noun)

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

    lighting, paper bag, electric discharge, outpouring, pink slip, liberation, sack, spark, judgement of dismissal, spillage, release, run, freeing, carrier bag, spill, kindling, sacking, electric arc, chemise, fire, emission, sacque, tone ending, poke, hammock, firing off, departure, arc, dismissal, press release, expelling, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exit, judgment of dismissal, sac, pocket, shift, bagging, loss, inflammation, going, discharge, venting, pouch, handout, vent, dismission, acquittance, ignition, passing, sackful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. firing(n.)

    kindling, setting on fire

  2. firing(n.)

    discharge (of guns), firing off

  3. firing(n.)

    fuel, something to burn

  4. firing(n.)


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How to use firing in a sentence?

  1. Daniel McShane:

    To my knowledge they haven’t acknowledged this event at all other than the initial firing.

  2. Dick Durbin:

    It's no coincidence that the Sessions memo was quietly signed on the same day the President was making major headlines for firing FBI Director Comey because of his investigation of Trump — this policy is unjust and unwise and can't withstand even minimal public scrutiny.

  3. Charge Ed Reinhold:

    A service member from inside the facility observed him and opened fire on him, firing several rounds, the shooter then responded by shooting into the building.

  4. Boko Haram:

    The Nigerian soldiers are being sent out with nothing but 30 rounds in their rifles, basically they are firing their 30 rounds and running.

  5. Philip Luther:

    The fact that Palestinian armed groups appear to have carried out war crimes by firing indiscriminate rockets and mortars does not absolve the Israeli forces from their obligations under international humanitarian law.

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