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burning

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of burning

  1. 1 being on fire a firefighter must be that rare soul who rushes into a burning house, not away from it Synonyms of burning afire, aflame, alight [chiefly British], blazing, ablaze, combusting, conflagrant, fiery, flaming, ignited, inflamed (also enflamed), kindled, lit (or lighted)Words Related to burning aglow, flaring, flickering, glowing, live, smoldering (or smouldering); broiling, hot, piping hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sizzling; burned (or burnt), charred, incinerated, scorched, seared, singedNear Antonyms of burning choked, damped, dead, doused (also dowsed), extinguished, quenched, smothered, snuffed (out), stamped (out), suffocated

  2. 2 having a notably high temperature a burning sauna seems like a welcome retreat after a day of shoveling snow Synonyms of burning ardent, boiling, broiling, hot, fervent, fervid, fiery, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, white-hotWords Related to burning blazing, glowing, igneous, molten, seething, sizzling; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm, warmish; feverish, flushed, inflamed (also enflamed); canicular, muggy, steamy, summerlike, summery, tropicalNear Antonyms of burning chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, nippy, snappy; blizzardly, frosty, snowy, subfreezing, subzero, wintry (also wintery); chilled, cooled, refrigerated, unheated; benumbed, numb, shiveringAntonyms of burning algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy

  3. 3 having or expressing great depth of feeling the burning enthusiasm of that candidate's campaign workers Synonyms of burning ardent, blazing, fervent, charged, demonstrative, emotional, fervid, feverish, fiery, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, religious, superheated, torrid, vehement, warm, warm-bloodedWords Related to burning gushing, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, sugary; histrionic, melodramatic; enthusiastic, gung ho, keen, zealous; enamored, infatuated, obsessed; uninhibited, unreserved, unrestrained; frenzied, orgiastic, overemotional, overexcited, overheatedNear Antonyms of burning detached, dry, impersonal, objective; reserved, undemonstrativeAntonyms of burning cold, cool, dispassionate, emotionless, impassive, unemotional

  4. 4 needing immediate attention once again the media ignored the burning issues and focused on fluff Synonyms of burning acute, clamant, compelling, critical, crying, dire, emergent, exigent, imperative, imperious, importunate, instant, necessitous, pressing, urgentWords Related to burning demanding, extreme, immediate, insistent, intense, overriding; crucial, desperate, grave, life-and-death (also life-or-death), serious, severe, vital; dangerous, explosive, hazardous, perilous, precarious, unstableNear Antonyms of burning incidental, low-pressure, minor, negligible, trivial, unimportant; nonthreatening, safe, stableAntonyms of burning noncritical, nonurgent


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