Adjective "Flaming" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Burning fiercely and emitting flames.
  1. 'People gather on the shore and archers fire flaming arrows at his boat.'
  2. 'The stage was quickly transformed into a flaming inferno.'
  3. 'They fell to the ground, flames licking around their flaming bodies.'
  4. 'They grabbed the hose from a junior firefighter and aimed it at three flaming cars in the car park to prevent an explosion.'
  5. 'The point of the training will be to create more flair at the bar, but not the kind that involves flipping bottle and flaming drinks, he says.'
  6. 'Jeff had read between the journalist's lines, and seen the pictures of flaming cars in the south.'
  7. 'My mother and father were sitting by the flaming fire chatting quietly.'
  8. 'The 12 soldiers, supported by a team of specialist fire fighters from the Royal Navy, doused the flaming car with foam and bought the blaze under control.'
  9. 'Flames licked the old branches and pebble-sized balls of flaming ash littered the stage.'
  10. 'Very few domestic rooms have the proportions of a grand hall that are needed to carry off one of those huge wrought-iron chandeliers sporting fiercely flaming torches.'
  11. 'flaming June'
  12. 'This time last year few thought things could get any worse and that an early summer soaking would be the prelude to a flaming June.'
  13. 'It would rain water one minute and summer weather like flaming coals the next, the heat from the sun beating on its victim.'
  14. 'Adelaide stuck out horribly there, with her flaming hair and green outfit.'
  15. 'I glanced worriedly at Rora, her long flaming hair covered her face that was tilted towards the cold ground.'
  16. 'The shackles had fallen away and reflected the glow of the man's flaming hair.'
  17. 'He's short but not too short, thin but not anemic, and his red hair is bright without being flaming.'
  18. 'His hair was flaming like her own, and he crookedly smiled his recognition.'
  19. 'It was enough to start the trees turning and although we might mourn the passing of summer, cool clear autumn days filled with flaming trees are amongst the most beautiful of the year.'
  20. 'And though his flaming hair was no match, he looked as though he was a giant.'
  21. 'The lines and the wrinkles weren't there before, and the flaming hair had been cropped short.'
  22. 'Her eyes went round as saucers at that thought that came out of nowhere, and hastily ducked her head, hoping her hair covered her flaming cheeks.'
  23. 'Suddenly, an image appeared in the darkness; a single image of a bright flaming sphere being towed by a fleet of familiar lumpy space ships.'
  24. 'a flaming row'
  25. 'I think someone might have either a very long wait, or a flaming row.'
  26. 'The burning winds of fundamentalism, the flaming anger of impressionable youth, claim many a victim.'
Used for emphasis to express annoyance.
  1. 'But for many other people, they are a flaming nuisance.'
  2. 'Barak had stopped chasing him for the moment, but that didn't mean he was prepared to listen to the flaming nuisance.'
(of a gay man) having a manner or appearance regarded as stereotypically homosexual.


    1. emitting flames; blazing; burning; fiery.

    2. like a flame in brilliance, heat, or shape.

    3. intensely ardent or passionate: flaming youth.

    4. Informal. (used as an intensifier) What a flaming idiot!

    5. Informal: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (especially of a man) blatantly gay: He's a flaming queen!

    More examples(as adjective)

    "wreckages can be flaming."

    "torches can be flaming."

    "rows can be flaming."

    "swords can be flaming."

    "fires can be flaming."

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