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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flair-uhp]
    • /ˈflɛərˌʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flair-uhp]
    • /ˈflɛərˌʌp/

Definitions of flareup word

  • noun flareup a sudden flaring up of flame or light. 1
  • noun flareup a sudden outburst or intensification, as of anger or tensions. 1
  • noun flareup a sudden outbreak of violence, disease, or any other condition thought to be quelled, checked, or inactive. 1
  • noun flareup Alternative spelling of flare-up. 1

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Origin of flareup

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; noun use of verb phrase flare up

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Parts of speech for Flareup


flareup popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% 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".

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Synonyms for flareup

noun flareup

  • outburst — a sudden and violent release or outpouring: an outburst of tears.
  • blowup — an explosion
  • rise — to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
  • gush — to flow out or issue suddenly, copiously, or forcibly, as a fluid from confinement: Water gushed from the broken pipe.
  • burst — If something bursts or if you burst it, it suddenly breaks open or splits open and the air or other substance inside it comes out.

Antonyms for flareup

noun flareup

  • peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
  • concurrence — Someone's concurrence is their agreement to something.
  • quiet — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
  • accord — An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.

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