Pronunciation of Burning
/bˈɜːnɪŋ/, /bˈɜːnɪŋ/, /b_ˈɜː_n_ɪ_ŋ/

Antonyms for burning:

unimportant, cold, cool, phlegmatic, apathetic, stolid, glacial.

Synonyms for burning:

Sense 1

reluctant, fevered, steamy, chapped, inexpressible, bask, sizzling, irritated, Gnawing, primeval, uncontrollable, vice-like, repressed, miserable, acutely, skin-deep, blistering, unshaken, roaring, basic, tender, undivided, beat down, unfeigned, stabbing, fierce, visceral, helpless, achy, overwhelming, exquisite, affective, angry, molten, sneaking, ill-concealed, primal, unstinting, red hot, swelter, unrelenting, torturous, sweaty, deep-seated, unconcealed, warmly, toasty, subconscious, pent-up, painfully, destruction, unreasoning, consumption, quiet, righteous, agonising, suffocating, sun-drenched, crippling, fired, agonizing, hot-blooded, excruciating, unendurable, ungovernable, sentimental, dithyrambic.

Sense 2

overt, unconscious, exigent, uneasy, violent, stinging, itchy, pain, stifling, mortal, glorious, imperative, urgent, oppressive, raging, infectious, deep, sore, volcanic, sun-kissed, virulent, emergent, glaring, heated, balmy, blind, hectic, stiff, overpowering, pressing, steaming.

Sense 3

depth, personal, tight, profound, crying, overheated, piercing, steam, bad.

Sense 4

dire, casual, heavy, sharp, bake, sticky, raw.

Sense 5

heat, weak.











on fire

flaming, Conflagrant, aflame, on fire.





Other synonyms and related words:

primeval, primal, blaze, agonizing, uneasy, unconscious, intense, dithyrambic, instant, bright, hot-blooded, electrocution, depth, desirous, inextinguishable, sharp, smoky, fervid, emergent, critical, blushing, angry, sizzling, dire, lighted, consumption, conflagration, steamy, clamant, overwhelming, kindled, burning at the stake, undivided, red, lit, blind, caustic, red hot, overpowering, helpless, heat, overt, impetuous, ultrahot, blistering, unstinting, affective, necessitous, compelling, steam, unrelenting, piercing, heated, bitter, painful, important, tan, Conflagrant, destruction, sneaking, ignited, visceral, emotional, irritated, raw, pressing, raging, aflare, burn, deep, importunate, fierce, Superheated, blazing, incendiary, excruciating, vehement, burn mark, imperative, reluctant, sore, glaring, combustion, steaming, tropic, flaming, toasty, itchy, unreasoning, profound, ungovernable, incandescent, crying, vitriolic, tender, stifling, torturous, urgent, sultry, mortal, overheated, alight, stinging, Gnawing, achy, white-hot, hectic, uncontrollable, yearning, of import, fire, exigent, weak, impatient, volcanic, repressed, inexpressible, virulent, bask, aflame, fanatical, bake, sunburn, violent, fevered, sweaty, perfervid, on fire, stabbing, fueled.

blazing, flashing (adjective)

glowing, Conflagrant, hot, afire, flaming, scorching, ignited, on fire, incandescent, broiling, kindled, aflame, Searing, fiery, heated, torrid, white-hot, alight, sizzling, blistering.

combustible (adjective)


enthusiastic (adjective)

fervent, zealous.

excited (adjective)

Energized, feverish, animated, disquieted, fiery, disturbed, ardent, agitated, electrified, turbulent, aroused, fervent, passionate, attentive, impassioned, anxious, excited, inflamed, effervescent, stimulated, breathless, exhilarated.

fervent, excited (adjective)

fervid, zealous, feverish, earnest, hectic, blazing, vehement, intense, passionate, impassioned, ardent, eager.

hardworking (adjective)


hot (adjective)

tropical, steaming, glowing, temperate, warm, hot, feverish, baking, tropic, blistering, fiery, sweltering, sizzling, Searing, roasting, torrid, scalding, scorching, broiling.

hot-blooded (adjective)


important (adjective)

crying, urgent, dire, critical, exigent, clamant, pressing, importunate, instant, imperative, acute, compelling.

importunate (adjective)


on fire (adjective)

ablaze, afire.

overenthusiastic (adjective)


painful (adjective)


sharp (adjective)


stinging, painful (adjective)

painful, sharp, caustic, piercing.

vigorous (adjective)

fervent, eager, strong, industrious, exuberant, fiery, lively, lusty, excited, mettlesome, powerful, afire, peppy, hearty, spirited, emphatic, enthusiastic, passionate, energetic, prolific, puissant, ablaze, strenuous, zippy, potent, sprightly, ardent, agitated, vigorous, earnest, full-blooded, zestful, animated, virile, frisky, impassioned, zealous, active.

Sense 1 (noun)


Sense 2 (noun)

agonising, achy, bad, crippling, angry, agonizing, acute, chapped.

Sense 3 (noun)

aflame, bitter, basic, acutely, casual, depth, deep-seated, affective, deep, flaming, blind.

Sense 5 (noun)

fevered, hectic, fervid.

Sense 6 (noun)

dithyrambic, perfervid, blazing, hot-blooded.

Sense 7 (noun)

emergent, crying, instant, urgent, imperative, exigent, dire, pressing.

act (noun)


burning (noun)

fervent, ardent, stinging, vehement, alight, fervid, glowing, acute, afire, Searing, scorching, important, piercing, lit, intense, hot, flaming, blazing, fiery, pressing, aflame, passionate, caustic, urgent, ablaze, earnest, eager, scalding, impassioned.

caustic (noun)

sharp, stinging, painful.

eager (noun)


coloring (verb)


heating (verb)

warming, broiling, braising, roasting, simmering, Parching, Searing, sweltering, scorching, toasting, barbecuing, scalding, baking, stewing, poaching, heating, singing, cooking, Parboiling, grilling, frying, Charring, firing, boiling.

igniting (verb)

kindling, Igniting, inflaming, lighting.

Usage examples for burning:

  • Patton and Sydney were burning with sympathy for Bob. - "A Tar-Heel Baron", Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton.
  • When I read those burning words, Dick wrote, with enthusiasm, my mind was made up and I knew where I stood. - "Rodney The Partisan", Harry Castlemon.
  • What have you been burning? - "At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern", Myrtle Reed.

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