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flaming (comparative more flaming, superlative most flaming)

  1. On fire with visible flames.
    The flaming debris kept the firefighter well back, and the sparks threatened the neighborhood.
    • 2011, Stephanie Owen Reeder, Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea, page 76:
      On Christmas Day, the pudding was served piping hot, with flaming brandy on top.
  2. Very bright and the color of flame.
    • 1994, J.A. Jance, Death of a Snowbird:
      In the evening she reveled in the flaming sunsets, with their spectacular orange glows that seemed to set the whole world on fire.
    • 2014, M. A. Meadowcroft -, The Windsurf Girl: A story of intrigue, avarice and romance, →ISBN, page 135:
      Edward was twelve when he had seen his first painting by Titian of a woman with flowing red locks. Since that day, he had always wanted to find a model he could paint who possessed the flaming hair that was Titian's trademark.
    • 2014, Robert Barr, The Strong Arm: And Other Stories, →ISBN, page 323:
      The sun had not yet risen, but the splendour in the East, lighting the sky with wondrous colourings of gold and crimson and green, announced the speedy coming of that god which many of the inhabitants of Baalbek still worshipped. The temples and palaces of the city took their tints from the flaming sky, and Haziddin, the ambassador, thought he had never seen anything so beautiful, notwithstanding the eulogy Mahomet himself had pronounced upon his own metropolis of Damascus.
  3. (colloquial) Extremely obvious; visibly evident. Typically of a homosexual male.
    To call him a flaming homosexual would be an understatement, but I think he acts that way just to see people react.
  4. (Britain, colloquial) Damned, bloody.
    I wasted three hours in that flaming traffic jam!
  5. Very enthusiastic or passionate.
    • 1847 January – 1848 July, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair [], London: Bradbury and Evans [], published 1848, →OCLC:
      Before he had brought it into the study that morning, he had read in the journal a flaming account of "Festivities at Gaunt House," with the names of all the distinguished personages invited by the Marquis of Steyne to meet his Royal Highness.

Derived terms[edit]




  1. present participle and gerund of flame


flaming (plural flamings)

  1. An emission or application of fire; act of burning with flames.
    • 1950, Market Growers Journal, volume 79, page 12:
      The burning is done before the crop has come up, and usually two flamings are necessary to kill all weeds []
  2. Sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame.
  3. (Internet slang) Vitriolic criticism.
    You can expect a flaming if you post irrelevant spam to a newsgroup.

See also[edit]


Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Borrowed from Portuguese flamingo, from Spanish flamengo (flame colored), from Provençal flama (flame), from Latin flamma (flame).


  • IPA(key): /ˈfla.miŋk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -amiŋk
  • Syllabification: fla‧ming


flaming m anim

  1. flamingo


Further reading[edit]

  • flaming in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • flaming in Polish dictionaries at PWN



flaming m (plural flamingi)

  1. Obsolete form of flamingo.



  • flaming in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN