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



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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