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flame

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of flame

  1. a person with whom one is in love <decided to look up an old flame while she was in town> Synonyms beloved, darling, dear, sweetheart, hon, honey, love, squeeze [slang], sweet, sweetie, sweetie pie, trueloveRelated Words beau, boy, boyfriend, fellow, man, swain; gal, girl, girlfriend, inamorata, ladylove, lass, mistress, tootsie; amour, lover, paramour; doll, duck(s) [chiefly British], pet; date, escort, steady; admirer, gallant, suitor, wooer; groom, husband; bride, wife; significant other; fiancé, intended; crush, heartthrob




flame

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flame

  1. 1 to be on fire especially brightly <guests gathered around as the Yule log flamed brightly in the inn's great stone fireplace> Synonyms blaze, combust, burn, glowRelated Words catch, enkindle; deflagrate, fire, ignite, kindle; flare (up), light (up); flicker, gutter, waver; bake, broil, char, cook, melt, roast, scorch, swelter; smolder (or smoulder), spark, sputter; beam, brighten, radiate; beat (down), flash, glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, shine, sparkle, twinkle

  2. 2 to develop suddenly and violently <my anger flamed when the usher told my friend to shut up> Synonyms blaze (up), break out, burst (forth), explode, erupt, flare (up)Related Words rocket, skyrocket; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, snowball, swell, wax; blow up, detonate, touch off

  3. 3 to shine with a bright harsh light <the noonday sun flamed down on the desert travelers> Synonyms beat, blaze, burn, glare, flareRelated Words beam, glow, radiate; flash, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle

  4. 4 to shoot forth bursts of light <the actress's ruby necklace flamed dazzlingly under the bright lights> Synonyms coruscate, flash, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, luster (or lustre), scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkleRelated Words beam, radiate, shine; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; blaze, burn, flare, glare, glow




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