(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [On fire]
Syn. flaming, fiery, blazing, glowing, ablaze, afire, on fire, smoking, in flames, aflame, inflamed, kindled, enkindled, ignited, lighted, lit, red, hot, scorching, incandescent, turning to ashes, aglow, searing, roasting, in a blaze, blistering, red-hot, white-hot, smoldering, oxidizing, being consumed, going up in smoke.
Ant. cold*, frozen, out.
2. [Fervent]
Syn. intense, ardent, impassioned; see passionate 2 .
3. [Eager]
Syn. zealous, fervid, rapt, glowing; see enthusiastic 2 , 3 .
4. [Caustic]
Syn. sharp, biting, stinging; see painful 1 , sour 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. flaming blazing, on fire, raging, aflame, fiery, ignited, smouldering, smoking.
serious dire, crucial, compelling, important, critical, crucial, vital, urgent, pressing.fervent feverish, passionate, frenzied, ardent, enthusiastic.
ANT.: 1. extinguished, out, quenched. 2. insignificant, trivial. 3. apathetic, cool, unconcerned
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. On fire: ablaze, afire, aflame, alight2, conflagrant, fiery, flaming. Idioms: in a blaze, in flames. See HOT. 2. Marked by much heat: ardent, baking, blistering, boiling, broiling, fiery, heated, hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sizzling, sultry, sweltering, torrid. See HOT. 3. Characterized by intense emotion and activity: fervid, fevered, feverish, heated, hectic. See EXCITE, FEELINGS, HOT. 4. Fired with intense feeling: ardent, blazing, dithyrambic, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, glowing, heated, hot-blooded, impassioned, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, scorching, torrid. See FEELINGS. 5. Compelling immediate attention: crying, dire, emergent, exigent, imperative, instant, pressing, urgent. See BIG.

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