from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. On fire; ablaze.
  • adj. Resembling a flame in brilliance, color, or form: flaming autumn leaves.
  • adj. Intense; ardent: flaming passions.
  • adj. Informal Used as an intensive: a flaming liberal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. On fire with visible flames.
  • adj. Extremely obvious; visibly evident. Typically of a homosexual male.
  • adj. Damned, bloody.
  • v. Present participle of flame.
  • n. vitriolic criticism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. very intense
  • n. the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
  • adj. informal intensifiers


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