炎上

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
えん
Grade: S
じょう
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

炎上 (hiragana えんじょう, rōmaji enjō)

  1. going up in flames, to be consumed in flames (especially for a building)
  2. a blog etc. being overwhelmed in negative criticisms on the Internet.

Verb[edit]

炎上する (intransitive, hiragana えんじょう, rōmaji enjō)

  1. to go up in flames, to be destroyed by fire
  2. to be overwhelmed in negative criticisms on the Internet.
    よくブログやツイッターで (えん) (じょう)することがあります
    yoku burogu ya tsuittā de enjō suru koto ga arimasu
    Things like blogs and twitter are often overwhelmed in comments
  3. (baseball) (of a pitcher) to have the opposite team score a lot.

Conjugation[edit]