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adjective flaming pronunciation in British English /ˈfleɪmɪŋ/

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  1. 1
    burning brightly with flames
    flaming torches
    a flaming building
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  2. 2
    British involving a lot of angry emotion
    We had another flaming row last night.
  3. 3
    brightly coloured red, orange, or yellow
    a flaming orange sunset
  4. 4
    spoken complete: used for emphasizing how bad someone or something is
    What flaming idiot left the door open?


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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