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flare

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of flare

  1. 1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity a flare in antacid sales around the holidays Synonyms of flare burst, outbreak, flare-up, flash, flicker, flurry, flutter, outburst, spurtWords Related to flare recrudescence, recurrence, renewal; binge, jag, spree; boost, increase, pickup, upswing, upturn; epidemic, eruption, explosion, paroxysm; deluge, flood, rush, spate, surge, volley; commotion, furor, uproarNear Antonyms of flare calm, doldrums, slump

  2. 2 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling ended the quarrel with a stunning flare of swearwords Synonyms of flare agony, blaze, burst, ebullition, eruption, explosion, fit, outburst, flare-up, flash, flush, gale, gush, gust, paroxysm, spasm, stormWords Related to flare blowup, grouch, rage, tantrum; ecstasy, rapture, transport; delirium, firestorm, frenzy, furor

  3. 3 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible in the darkness the flare of a single match might be seen by enemy troops Synonyms of flare blaze, light, fluorescence, glare, gleam, glow, illumination, incandescence, luminescence, radiance, shineWords Related to flare flash, glimmer, glint, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle; daylight, moonlight, sunlight, sunshine; afterglow, aureole (or aureola), aurora, beam, halo, ray, shaft, streak, stream, sunbeam; glisten, gloss, luster (or lustre), polish, reflection, sheenNear Antonyms of flare blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, duskiness, gloom, night, shadow


flare

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flare

  1. to shine with a bright harsh light floodlights flaring into the forbidding empty spaces surrounding the prison Synonyms of flare beat, blaze, burn, flame, glareWords Related to flare beam, glow, radiate; flash, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle



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