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Synonyms for flame

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fire, flame, flaming(verb)

    the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

    "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

    fire, fervidness, fervour, ardor, attack, blast, flaming, flak, fervor, firing, fervency, flack, ardour

  2. flare, flame(verb)

    shine with a sudden light

    "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"

    flame up, irrupt, erupt, flare up, burn up, flare, blaze up, break open, burst out, flare out

  3. flame(verb)

    be in flames or aflame

    "The sky seemed to flame in the Hawaiian sunset"


  4. flame(verb)

    criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium

    "the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flame

    To burn is to subject to the action of fire, or of intense heat so as to effect either partial change or complete combustion; as, to burn wood in the fire; to burn one's hand on a hot stove; the sun burns the face. One brands with a hot iron, but cauterizes with some corrosive substance, as silver nitrate. Cremate is now used specifically for consuming a dead body by intense heat. To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use. To kindle is to set on fire, as if with a candle; ignite is the more learned and scientific word for the same thing, extending even to the heating of metals to a state of incandescence without burning. To scorch and to singe are superficial, and to char usually so. Both kindle and burn have an extensive figurative use; as, to kindle strife; to burn with wrath, love, devotion, curiosity. Compare LIGHT.

    blaze, brand, burn, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flash, ignite, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set fire to, set on fire, singe

    cool, extinguish, put out, smother, stifle, subdue

    To burn in the fire, burn with fire; burn to the ground, burn to ashes; burn through the skin, or the roof; burn into the soil, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flame(n.)

    blaze, burning vapor

  2. flame(n.)


  3. flame(n.)

    ardor, fervor, fervency, warmth, enthusiasm

  4. flame(n.)

    [Colloquial.] love, sweetheart

  5. flame(v. n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flame(n)

    blaze, fire, love, sweetheart

    Associated words:
    lambent, flamineous, flammiferous, flammivomous, flambage

  2. flame(v)



PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "flame":

    torch, flames, fire, shula, shola, retardant, romance, inflammation, blaze, llamas


  1. List of known nicknames for "Flame":

    Alicia Vickers, Marcus T.W. Gray

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How to use flame in a sentence?

  1. Matt Carroll:

    Unfortunately, I need to address unfounded rumours that the Tokyo Olympic Games will be cancelled, rumours that only create more anxiety for athletes, the Tokyo Games are on. The flame will be lit on July 23, 2021.

  2. Thomas Barrett:

    I could see white smoke, then a little black smoke and an orange flame, the second one sounded much like the first, but a lot louder.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    Time' can be pitiless. Time is able to convert the flame of love into a mood of restraint. A paradise of adulation can become a setting of animosity and ecstasy can change into indifference. Mutual complicity can become a balance of power and heaven can turn into hell. Eventually only a best friend remains ː ' Me, myself and I' . -Erik Pevernagie

  4. David Mowery:

    It all kind of starts with 2015 : President Trump has a rally in Mobile with Jeff Sessions. And that was the spark that lit the flame that propelled President Trump to the nomination, to the presidency.

  5. Chuq Von Rospach:

    The basic notion underlying USENET is the flame.

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