What is another word for aflame?

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[ ɐflˈe͡ɪm], [ ɐflˈe‍ɪm], [ ɐ_f_l_ˈeɪ_m]

Aflame is a word that describes a state of burning or being on fire. There are numerous synonyms for this word, including ablaze, alight, on fire, burning, flaming, fiery, scorching, and incandescent. Ablaze refers to something that is burning fiercely or out of control, while alight means something that's burning or on fire. On fire and burning are more general terms that suggest an object is in flames. Flaming, fiery, and scorching all denote extreme heat, with flaming suggesting flames that are visible, fiery referring to intense heat, and scorching suggesting something that's causing damage. Lastly, incandescent means glowing or emitting light due to intense heat. All of these words can be used interchangeably with aflame to describe something that is on fire or burning.

Related words: flaming, flame, burning, fire, blaze, ignition, torch

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    What are the hypernyms for Aflame?

    A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

    What are the opposite words for aflame?

    The term 'aflame' implies that something is burning or on fire. Its opposite, 'extinguished,' means that the flame has been put out or has died down. Another antonym of 'aflame' is 'cool,' which implies a lack of heat or excitement. 'Frozen' is another antonym, suggesting a state of complete stillness or calmness. On the other hand, 'inert' means that something is inactive or lifeless. 'Unresponsive' is another antonym, indicating a lack of reaction, emotion, or interest. Finally, 'dead' is an antonym of 'aflame' which denotes a complete cessation of life or movement.

    Usage examples for Aflame

    The contact set him aflame.
    "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course"
    W. B. M. Ferguson
    Each group of men, each sect or class, have their precious dogmas, their shibboleths, their sacred words and stock phrases which set their whole beings aflame with fanaticism.
    "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
    Upton Sinclair
    He was aflame to seize the woman who not only appealed to his senses, but who stirred ambitions of which he was hardly conscious, and to bear her away from her overtasked life.
    "The Locusts' Years"
    Mary Helen Fee

    Famous quotes with Aflame

    • As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.
    • This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
      Marcus Tullius Cicero
    • This is the truth As from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
      Maitri Upanishads
    • It is plain that God does not employ drugs or hygiene, nor provide them for human use; else Jesus would have recommended and employed them in his healing. The sick are more deplorably lost than the sinning, if the sick cannot rely on God for help and the sinning can. … The universal belief in physics weighs against the high and mighty truths of Christian metaphysics. This erroneous general belief, which sustains medicine and produces all medical results, works against Christian Science[.] … If we would heal by the Spirit, we must not hide the talent of spiritual healing under the napkin of its form[.] … The tender word and Christian encouragement of an invalid, pitiful patience with his fears and the removal of them, are better than hecatombs of gushing theories, stereotyped borrowed speeches, and the doling of arguments, which are but so many parodies on legitimate Christian Science, aflame with divine Love.
      Mary Baker Eddy
    • Out of nowhere they come like embers suddenly aflame With living reach Spiral infinity Being.
      Sun Ra

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