flaming

adjective
flam·​ing | \ ˈflā-miŋ How to pronounce flaming (audio) \

Definition of flaming

1 : resembling or suggesting a flame in color, brilliance, or wavy outline the flaming sunset sky flaming red hair
2 : being on fire : blazing a flaming torch
3 : intense, passionate flaming youth
4 used as an intensiveyou flaming idiot

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Other Words from flaming

flamingly adverb

Examples of flaming in a Sentence

a fancy restaurant serving eye-catching flaming desserts a flaming speech in support of basic human rights
Recent Examples on the Web Hannah Montana soundtrack left a flaming pile of s--- at my door. Dan Snierson, EW.com, "Josh Groban on the most metal thing he's done today — and how Celine Dion saved him," 20 Nov. 2020 In Billy Madison, Billy and his friends leave a flaming bag of excrement on an elderly man's front porch as a cruel prank. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Adam Sandler Packed 'Hubie Halloween' With 'Billy Madison' Easter Eggs You Didn't Notice," 19 Oct. 2020 That’s because while Doris was delivering their first child at Miller Hospital in St. Paul, Ken was parachuting out of his flaming B-24 over Berlin. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, "Minnesota WWII co-pilot, 98, bailed out over Berlin as he became a dad," 3 Oct. 2020 Now, some people refer to me as being moderate, I’ve been called conservative and I’ve been called a flaming liberal. NBC News, "Meet the Press 11.08.20," 8 Nov. 2020 Police later reviewed surveillance footage and released still images of a suspect seen approaching the box with what appeared to be a flaming object in his hand. Washington Post, "‘A disgrace to democracy’: Dozens of ballots destroyed in suspected arson of a Boston drop box," 26 Oct. 2020 That's because while Doris was delivering their first child at Miller Hospital in St. Paul, Ken was parachuting out of his flaming B-24 over Berlin. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, "WWII co-pilot, 98, bailed out over Berlin as he became a dad," 3 Oct. 2020 All Texas A&M needs is a flaming spear planted at midfield in the pregame to look as undisciplined as Jimbo’s Florida State’s team. Hannah Underwood, Dallas News, "National reaction: No. 21 Texas A&M upsets No. 4 Florida, QB Kellen Mond earns ‘biggest win’ of his career," 10 Oct. 2020 Clark is accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail and other objects into windows of the building and then throwing a flaming roll of paper towels. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Madison man charged with throwing Molotov cocktail into government building in Madison during last summer's protests," 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of flaming

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flaming was in the 14th century

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25 Nov 2020

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“Flaming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flaming. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for flaming

flaming

adjective
How to pronounce flaming (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of flaming

: having a bright or glowing red or orange color
: burning with bright flames
: very intense or strongly felt

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