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 for flaming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flame \Flame\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flamed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Flaming.] [OE. flamen, flaumben, F. flamber, OF. also,
     flamer. See Flame, n.]
     1. To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from
        bodies in combustion; to blaze.
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              The main blaze of it is past, but a small thing
              would make it flame again.            --Shak.
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     2. To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of
        passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor.
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              He flamed with indignation.           --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flaming \Flam"ing\, a.
     1. Emitting flames; afire; blazing; consuming; illuminating.
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     2. Of the color of flame; high-colored; brilliant; dazzling.
        "In flaming yellow bright." --Prior.
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     3. Ardent; passionate; burning with zeal; irrepressibly
        earnest; as, a flaming proclomation or harangue.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
           empurpled]
  
     Syn: colourful.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
        monochrome.
  
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
           light.]
  
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flaming
      adj 1: informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking)
             nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you
             flaming idiot" [syn: bally(a), blinking(a),
             bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a),
             fucking(a)]
      2: very intense; "a fiery temper"; "flaming passions" [syn:
         fiery, flaming]
      n 1: the process of combustion of inflammable materials
           producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one
           of our ancestors' first discoveries" [syn: fire, flame,
           flaming]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  237 Moby Thesaurus words for "flaming":
     Gongoresque, Johnsonian, Titian, Titian-red, abandoned, ablaze,
     affected, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, ardent,
     bedazzling, bedizened, big-sounding, blasted, blatant, blazing,
     bleeding, blinding, bloody, blooming, boiling, boiling over,
     breathless, bricky, bright, bright and shining, brilliant, burning,
     burning with excitement, candent, candescent, cardinal, carmine,
     carnation, carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red,
     comburent, committed, conflagrant, conspicuous, convoluted,
     cordial, crimson, damask, damned, dazzling, declamatory, dedicated,
     delirious, devoted, devout, drunk, earnest, effulgent, egregious,
     elevated, enthusiastic, euphuistic, excited, extravagant,
     exuberant, faithful, fanatic, febrile, ferruginous, fervent,
     fervid, fevered, feverish, fiery, fire-red, flagrant, flamboyant,
     flame-colored, flame-red, flaring, flashing, flashy, flaunting,
     flickering, flushed, fulgent, fulgid, fulgurant, fulgurating,
     fulsome, fuming, garish, gaudy, glaring, glary, glowing,
     grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, gules, guttering,
     hard-core, hearty, heated, hectic, het up, high-flowing,
     high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, hot,
     hot-blooded, hotheaded, ignescent, ignited, impassioned,
     in a blaze, in a glow, in earnest, in flames, in rut, incandescent,
     incarmined, inflamed, infrared, inkhorn, intense, intent,
     intent on, intoxicated, iron-red, keen, kindled, labyrinthine,
     lake-colored, laky, lateritious, lexiphanic, live, lively, living,
     lobster-red, lofty, loyal, lurid, madcap, magniloquent, maroon,
     meretricious, meteoric, obvious, on fire, orotund, ostentatious,
     overdone, overelaborate, overinvolved, overwrought, passionate,
     pedantic, perfervid, pompous, port-wine, pretentious, puce, red,
     red-dyed, red-hot, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber,
     reddish-brown, reeking, refulgent, resolute, resplendent,
     rhetorical, rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby,
     ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust,
     rust-red, rusty, scarlet, scintillant, scintillating, scorching,
     seething, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, serious,
     sexually excited, showy, sincere, smoking, smoldering, sonorous,
     sparking, spirited, splendent, splendid, splendorous, stammel,
     steaming, steamy, stilted, tall, tile-red, tortuous,
     totally committed, unextinguished, unquenched, unrestrained,
     vehement, vermilion, vigorous, vinaceous, vivid, warm, white-hot,
     wine, wine-colored, wine-red, zealous
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  flame
  flamage
  flaming
  
      To rant, to speak or write incessantly and/or
     rabidly on some relatively uninteresting subject or with a
     patently ridiculous attitude or with hostility toward a
     particular person or group of people.  "Flame" is used as a
     verb ("Don't flame me for this, but..."), a flame is a single
     flaming message, and "flamage" /flay'm*j/ the content.
  
     Flamage may occur in any medium (e.g. spoken, electronic
     mail, Usenet news, web).  Sometimes a flame
     will be delimited in text by marks such as "...".
  
     The term was probably independently invented at several
     different places.
  
     Mark L. Levinson says, "When I joined the Harvard student
     radio station (WHRB) in 1966, the terms flame and flamer were
     already well established there to refer to impolite ranting
     and to those who performed it.  Communication among the
     students who worked at the station was by means of what today
     you might call a paper-based Usenet group.  Everyone wrote
     comments to one another in a large ledger.  Documentary
     evidence for the early use of flame/flamer is probably still
     there for anyone fanatical enough to research it."
  
     It is reported that "flaming" was in use to mean something
     like "interminably drawn-out semi-serious discussions"
     (late-night bull sessions) at Carleton College during
     1968-1971.
  
     Usenetter Marc Ramsey, who was at WPI from 1972 to 1976,
     says: "I am 99% certain that the use of "flame" originated at
     WPI.  Those who made a nuisance of themselves insisting that
     they needed to use a TTY for "real work" came to be known as
     "flaming asshole lusers".  Other particularly annoying people
     became "flaming asshole ravers", which shortened to "flaming
     ravers", and ultimately "flamers".  I remember someone picking
     up on the Human Torch pun, but I don't think "flame on/off"
     was ever much used at WPI."  See also asbestos.
  
     It is possible that the hackish sense of "flame" is much older
     than that.  The poet Chaucer was also what passed for a wizard
     hacker in his time; he wrote a treatise on the astrolabe, the
     most advanced computing device of the day.  In Chaucer's
     "Troilus and Cressida", Cressida laments her inability to
     grasp the proof of a particular mathematical theorem; her
     uncle Pandarus then observes that it's called "the fleminge of
     wrecches."  This phrase seems to have been intended in context
     as "that which puts the wretches to flight" but was probably
     just as ambiguous in Middle English as "the flaming of
     wretches" would be today.  One suspects that Chaucer would
     feel right at home on Usenet.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2001-03-11)
  

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