Synonyms of flame in English:

flame


See definition of flame

noun

1flames‘they could see flames shooting up into the air’

SYNONYMS

fire, blaze, conflagration, inferno, holocaust, firestorm

2flames‘the flames of her anger’

SYNONYMS

passion, passionateness, warmth, ardour, fervour, fervency, fire, intensity, keenness

excitement, eagerness, enthusiasm

3‘an old flame’

SYNONYMS

sweetheart, boyfriend, girlfriend, lover, love, partner, beloved, beau, darling, escort, suitor

inamorato, inamorata

steady

British boyf, girlf


verb

1‘logs crackled and flamed’

SYNONYMS

burn, blaze, be ablaze, be alight, be on fire, be in flames, be aflame

burst into flame, catch fire

2‘pour the whisky over the lobster and flame it’

SYNONYMS

ignite, light, set light to, set fire to, set on fire, set alight, kindle, inflame, burn, touch off

informal put a match to, set a match to

ANTONYMS

extinguish

3‘the log flamed orange and pink behind the trees’

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glow, shine, flash, beam, glare, sparkle

4‘Erica's cheeks flamed’

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become red, go red, blush, flush, redden, grow crimson, grow pink, grow scarlet, colour, glow, be suffused with colour


Phrases

    in flames

      ‘two ships are in flames’

      SYNONYMS

      on fire, burning, alight, flaming, blazing, raging, fiery, lit, lighted, ignited

      literary

      afire

      ANTONYMS

      extinguished