One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a burning house’
blazing, flaming, aflame, fiery, flaring, ignited, glowing, red-hot, flickering, smouldering
scorching, raging, roaring, live
2‘the burning desert sands’
extremely hot, red-hot, unbearably hot, baking, baking hot, blazing, blazing hot, flaming, fiery, blistering, scorching, searing, sweltering, torrid, tropical, like an oven, like a furnace, like a blowtorch
North American broiling
informal baking, boiling, boiling hot, roasting, sizzling
3‘a burning desire to win’
intense, passionate, deep-seated, profound, wholehearted, strong, powerful, forceful, vigorous, ardent, urgent, fervent, fervid, fierce, earnest, eager, keen, enthusiastic, zealous, fanatical, frantic, consuming, extreme, acute, raging, blazing, uncontrollable
literary perfervid, passional
4‘the burning issues of the day’
important, crucial, significant, prevalent, pertinent, relevant, topical, current, contemporary, of interest, active, live, controversial, urgent, pressing, compelling, critical, vital, lively, essential, acute, pivotal, climacteric
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