Synonyms of flare


1. flare, flair, shape, form

usage: a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"

2. flare, fire, flame, flaming

usage: a sudden burst of flame

3. flare, flash, visual signal

usage: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

4. flare, erythroderma

usage: reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation

5. flare, attack

usage: a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"

6. solar flare, flare, solar radiation

usage: a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference

7. flare, reflection, reflexion

usage: am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)

8. flare, effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition

usage: a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"

9. flare, device

usage: a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification

10. flare pass, flare, forward pass, aerial

usage: a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines; "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"

11. flare, fly, fly ball

usage: (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield


1. flare, flame up, blaze up, burn up, burn, combust

usage: burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"

2. flare out, flare, widen

usage: become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out"

3. flare, flame, shine, beam

usage: shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"

4. erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out, intensify, deepen

usage: erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"

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