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burning

burn·ing

burning

 
pronunciation:
buhr nIng
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: on fire; in flames.
She ran into the burning building to save her dog.
synonyms:
ablaze, afire, aflame, alight, blazing, fiery, flaming
similar words:
smoldering, torchlike
definition 2: very hot, bright, or intense.
We could no longer sit in the burning sun.
synonyms:
alight, bright, brilliant, broiling, flaming, glaring, glowing, hot, radiant, sizzling
antonyms:
freezing, icy
similar words:
gleaming, glittering, igneous, luminous, parching, sparkling
definition 3: marked by strong emotion; passionate.
He felt a burning desire to strike out at someone.
synonyms:
ardent, fervent, hot, impassioned, passionate, sizzling, smoldering
similar words:
angry, aroused, emotional, intense, simmering, torrid, upset
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part of speech: noun
definition: an instance, process, or sensation of being in flames or subjected to intense heat.
We witnessed the burning of draft cards in the sixties.I felt a burning in my eyes.
synonyms:
blaze, combustion, conflagration, fire, flame, heat, incineration, intensity
similar words:
burn, ignition, oxidation
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derivation: burningly (adv.)