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flaming

[fley-ming] /ˈfleɪ mɪŋ/
adjective
1.
emitting flames; blazing; burning; fiery.
2.
like a flame in brilliance, heat, or shape.
3.
intensely ardent or passionate:
flaming youth.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English flammande. See flame, -ing2
Related forms
flamingly, adverb
unflaming, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flamingly

flaming

/ˈfleɪmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
burning with or emitting flames
2.
glowing brightly; brilliant
3.
intense or ardent; vehement; passionate: a flaming temper
4.
(informal) (intensifier): you flaming idiot
5.
an obsolete word for flagrant
Derived Forms
flamingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for flamingly

flaming

adj.

intensifying adjective, late 19c., from present participle of flame (v.). Meaning "glaringly homosexual" is homosexual slang, 1970s (along with flamer (n.) "conspicuously homosexual man"); but flamer "glaringly conspicuous person or thing" (1809) and flaming "glaringly conspicuous" (1781) are much earlier in the general sense, both originally with reference to "wenches."

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Slang definitions & phrases for flamingly

flaming

adjective

Blatantly homosexual, esp in an effeminate way; swish: in hiding the fact that Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were flaming homosexuals (1970s+ Homosexuals)

adverb

Very •Used as an intensifier, usually preceded by ''so'': I can't believe he'd be so flaming stupid (1895+)

noun

(also flamage) The use of rude, strong, obscene, etc, language on a computer bulletin board, in computer mail, etc •This sort of verbal license is said to be common and apparently to be an effect of the medium itself (1980s+ Computer)


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