Synonyms for burning

Grammar : Adj
Spell : bur-ning
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbɜr nɪŋ

Top 10 synonyms for burning Other synonyms for the word burning

Définition of burning

Origin :
  • Old English in the literal sense; c.1300 figurative, present participle adjective from burn (v.)). Burning question matches French question brûlante, German brennende Frage. Burning bush is from Exodus III. Burning glass is attested from 1560s.
  • adj blazing, flashing
  • adj fervent, excited
  • adj stinging, painful
  • adj important
Example sentences :
  • Then there came upon him to reinforce this want a burning sense of defeat.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • There was a flame at his heart, a burning lump in his throat.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Protection grew fierce, and fanned the burning sense of wrong.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Care should be exercised in their baking to prevent them from burning.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Yesterday morning they were at Cowes, and we saw the smoke from the burning crofts.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We have the deep warm blue of a southern sky and burning sunshine.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Their light is burning dim, and yet darker days are awaiting them in the future.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • So instead of burning them, we buried them, that is, the bones.
  • Extract from : « The Penance of Magdalena and Other Tales of the California Missions » by J. Smeaton Chase
  • The tent and its future position was the burning question with him.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • I am a second Moses and you are going to be my burning bush.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter

Antonyms for burning

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