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smoldering

adjective
variants: or smouldering

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(Entry 1 of 2)

being on fire with no visible flames but often with much smoke
  • All that was left of the campfire were smoldering embers.

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smoldering

verb
variants: or smouldering
present participle of smolder

Synonyms & Antonyms of smoldering (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
  • She smoldered when first learning of her son's misbehavior at school, but had calmed down by the time he arrived home.

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2 to be on fire usually with smoke but few flames
  • They look forward to those long summer nights telling stories beside a smoldering campfire.

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“Smoldering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smoldering. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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