Flaming vs Stinging - What's the difference?

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Flaming is a related term of stinging.


As adjectives the difference between flaming and stinging

is that flaming is on fire with visible flames while stinging is having the capacity to sting.

As verbs the difference between flaming and stinging

is that flaming is while stinging is .

As nouns the difference between flaming and stinging

is that flaming is sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame while stinging is the act by which someone receives a sting.

flaming

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • On fire with visible flames.
  • The flaming debris kept the firefighter well back, and the sparks threatened the neighborhood.
  • (colloquial) Extremely obvious; visibly evident. Typically of a homosexual male.
  • To call him a flaming homosexual would be an understatement, but I think he acts that way just to see people react.
  • (British, colloquial) Damned, bloody.
  • I wasted three hours in that flaming traffic jam!

    Verb

    (head)
  • See also

    * flame war * flame bait

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame
  • (internet slang) vitriolic criticism
  • You can expect a flaming if you post irrelevant spam to a newsgroup.
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    stinging

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having the capacity to sting.
  • stinging nettles

    Verb

    (head)
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which someone receives a sting.
  • the stingings of scorpions
    stingings of remorse