Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flare

4 senses of flare

Sense 1
flare, flame up, blaze up, burn up -- (burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity")
       => burn, combust -- (undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well")

Sense 2
flare out, flare -- (become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out")
       => widen -- (become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened")

Sense 3
flare, flame -- (shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment")
       => shine, beam -- (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

Sense 4
erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out -- (erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism")
       => intensify, deepen -- (become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan")

Antonyms of adj flaring

1 sense of flaring

Sense 1
aflare, flaring -- (streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"; "flags aflare in the breeze")

INDIRECT (VIA moving) -> nonmoving, unmoving -- (not in motion)

Similarity of adj flaring

1 sense of flaring

Sense 1
aflare, flaring -- (streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"; "flags aflare in the breeze")
       => moving (vs. nonmoving) -- (in motion; "a constantly moving crowd"; "the moving parts of the machine")

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