burning


burning
[[t]bɜ͟ː(r)nɪŋ[/t]]
1) ADJ You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.

...the burning desert of Central Asia.

Syn:
ADV: ADV adj
Burning is also an adverb.

He touched the boy's forehead. It was burning hot.

2) ADJ: ADJ n If you say that someone has burning eyes, you mean they look at you in an intense way or have bright eyes because of a strong feeling. [LITERARY]

She glared at both of them with burning, reproachful eyes.

3) ADJ: ADJ n If you have a burning interest in something or a burning desire to do something, you are extremely interested in it or want to do it very much.

I had a burning ambition to become a journalist...

She had a burning desire to wreak revenge.

Syn:
4) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n A burning issue or question is a very important or urgent one that people feel very strongly about.

The burning question in this year's debate over the federal budget is: whose taxes should be raised?


English dictionary. 2008.

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