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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 1783063696, 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 1776585593, 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!




  1. present participle of flame


flaming (plural flamings)

  1. Sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame.
  2. (Internet slang) Vitriolic criticism.
    You can expect a flaming if you post irrelevant spam to a newsgroup.

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  1. flamingo