Synonyms of flare in English:

flare


See definition of flare

noun

1‘the flare of the match lit up his face’

SYNONYMS

blaze, flash, dazzle, glare, burst

unsteady flame, flicker, glimmer, shimmer, gleam

2‘a helicopter spotted a flare set off by the crew’

SYNONYMS

distress signal, rocket, Very light, beacon, light, flashlight, signal

3‘Kelly felt a flare of anger within her’

SYNONYMS

burst, rush, attack, eruption, explosion, bout, spasm

rare access

4‘a skirt with a flare’

SYNONYMS

widening, spread


verb

1‘a match flared as he lit a cigarette’

SYNONYMS

blaze, flash, flare up, flame, burn unsteadily, burn violently, burn up

gleam, glow, glisten, sparkle, glitter, flicker, glimmer, scintillate

2‘her nostrils flared’

SYNONYMS

spread, broaden, widen, get wider, expand, splay

dilate


Phrases

    flare up

      1‘the wooden houses flared up like matchsticks’

      SYNONYMS

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

      blaze up, burn up, go up, go up in flames

      literary

      be afire

      archaic

      be ardent

      flare

      2‘the injury flared up again at the end of the year’

      SYNONYMS

      recur, reoccur, reappear

      break out, burst out, start suddenly, burst forth, erupt

      flare

      3‘I flared up at him right off’

      SYNONYMS

      lose one's temper, lose control, become enraged, go into a rage, fly into a passion, fly into a temper, boil over, boil over with rage, fire up, go berserk, throw a tantrum, explode

      informal

      blow one's top, fly off the handle, lose one's cool, get mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, see red, go off the deep end, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, burst a blood vessel, flip, flip one's lid, foam at the mouth, get all steamed up, get worked up, have a fit

      British informal

      go spare, go crackers, do one's nut, get one's knickers in a twist, throw a wobbly

      North American informal

      flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack, have a cow, go postal, have a conniption fit

      vulgar slang

      go apeshit

      ANTONYMS

      keep one's temper, remain calm

      flare