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flaming

[ fley-ming ]
/ ˈfleɪ mɪŋ /
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adjective

emitting flames; blazing; burning; fiery.
like a flame in brilliance, heat, or shape.
intensely ardent or passionate: flaming youth.
Informal. (used as an intensifier) What a flaming idiot!
Informal: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (especially of a man) blatantly gay: He's a flaming queen!

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Origin of flaming

First recorded in 1350–1400, flaming is from the Middle English word flammande.See flame, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM flaming

flam·ing·ly, adverbun·flam·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flaming

flaming
/ (ˈfleɪmɪŋ) /

adjective

burning with or emitting flames
glowing brightly; brilliant
intense or ardent; vehement; passionatea flaming temper
informal (intensifier)you flaming idiot
an obsolete word for flagrant

Derived forms of flaming

flamingly, adverb
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