see also: Flaming
  • IPA: /ˈfleɪmɪŋ/


  1. On fire with visible flames.
    The flaming debris kept the firefighter well back, and the sparks threatened the neighborhood.
    • 2011, Stephanie Owen Reeder, Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea (page 76)
      On Christmas Day, the pudding was served piping hot, with flaming brandy on top.
  2. Very bright and the color of flame.
  3. (colloquial) Extremely obvious; visibly evident. Typically of a homosexual male.
    To call him a flaming homosexual would be an understatement, but I think he acts that way just to see people react.
  4. (British, colloquial) Damned, bloody.
    I wasted three hours in that flaming traffic jam!
Translations Verb
  1. present participle of flame#English|flame

flaming (plural flamings)

  1. An emission or application of fire; act of burning with flames.
    • 1950, Market Growers Journal (volume 79, page 12)
      The burning is done before the crop has come up, and usually two flamings are necessary to kill all weeds […]
  2. Sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame.
  3. (internet slang) Vitriolic criticism.
    You can expect a flaming if you post irrelevant spam to a newsgroup.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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