from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective On fire; ablaze.
  • adjective Resembling a flame in brilliance, color, or form.
  • adjective Intense; ardent.
  • adjective Informal Used as an intensive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a bright or gaudy color, as bright red or bright orange.
  • Same as flamboyant, 2.
  • Tending to excite; violent; vehement: as, a flaming harangue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating.
  • adjective Of the color of flame; high-colored; brilliant; dazzling.
  • adjective Ardent; passionate; burning with zeal; irrepressibly earnest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective On fire with visible flames.
  • adjective colloquial Extremely obvious; visibly evident. Typically of a homosexual male.
  • adjective UK, colloquial Damned, bloody.
  • verb Present participle of flame.
  • noun Internet slang vitriolic criticism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very intense
  • noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
  • adjective informal intensifiers


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