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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fley-ming]
    • /ˈfleɪ mɪŋ/
    • /ˈfleɪ.mɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fley-ming]
    • /ˈfleɪ mɪŋ/

Definitions of flaming word

  • abbreviation Technical meaning of FLAMING flame 3
  • adjective flaming emitting flames; blazing; burning; fiery. 1
  • adjective flaming like a flame in brilliance, heat, or shape. 1
  • adjective flaming intensely ardent or passionate: flaming youth. 1
  • adjective flaming Informal. (used as an intensifier) What a flaming idiot! 1
  • adjective flaming Informal: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (especially of a man) blatantly gay: He's a flaming queen! 1

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Origin of flaming

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, flaming is from the Middle English word flammande. See flame, -ing2

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Parts of speech for Flaming


flaming popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

flaming usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flaming

adj flaming

  • glowing — incandescent.
  • red-hot — red with heat; very hot.
  • fiery — consisting of, attended with, characterized by, or containing fire: a volcano's fiery discharge.
  • blazing — Blazing sun or blazing hot weather is very hot.
  • raging — angry fury; violent anger (sometimes used in combination): a speech full of rage; incidents of road rage.

adjective flaming

  • flickering — to burn unsteadily; shine with a wavering light: The candle flickered in the wind and went out.
  • on fire — a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame.
  • fierce — menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look.
  • furious — full of fury, violent passion, or rage; extremely angry; enraged: He was furious about the accident.
  • heated — made hot or hotter; warmed.

noun flaming

  • candescence — glowing; incandescent.
  • ignition — the act or fact of igniting; state of being ignited.
  • infrared — the part of the invisible spectrum that is contiguous to the red end of the visible spectrum and that comprises electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths from 800 nm to 1 mm.
  • garnetHenry Highland, 1815–82, U.S. clergyman and abolitionist.
  • fuchsia — a plant belonging to the genus Fuchsia, of the evening primrose family, including many varieties cultivated for their handsome drooping flowers.

Antonyms for flaming

adj flaming

  • gleeful — full of exultant joy; merry; delighted.
  • joyful — full of joy, as a person or one's heart; glad; delighted.
  • pleased — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
  • dull — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
  • happy — delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person.

adjective flaming

  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.

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