Definition of "flaming" [flam•ing]

  • On fire; ablaze. (adjective)
  • Resembling a flame in brilliance, color, or form: flaming autumn leaves. (adjective)
  • Intense; ardent: flaming passions. (adjective)
  • Informal Used as an intensive: a flaming liberal. (adjective)

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Use "flaming" in a sentence
  • "For what you call your flaming zeal, I do not in the least object to it."
  • "He was flaming from the fresh reading of the ripest thought he had expressed, and her verdict stunned him."
  • "Came the lightning, before us, behind us, on every side, bathing us in flaming minutes at a time."