- a sudden flaring up of flame or light.
- a sudden outburst or intensification, as of anger or tensions.
- a sudden outbreak of violence, disease, or any other condition thought to be quelled, checked, or inactive.
Origin of flareup
Related Words for flareupcrash, uprising, eruption, epidemic, surge, onset, disruption, flare-up, plague, storm, explosion, tantrum, burst, outpouring, frenzy, outbreak, upheaval, spasm, fury, shock
Examples from the Web for flareup
Historical Examples of flareup
In fact, I got the distinct impression that he showed no flareup, no animosity when Connally's name was mentioned.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Flareup had, as usual, lighted his weed, and was sending the smoke into the face of May Sandon.The Cruise of the Frolic