Synonyms of flare in English:

flare


See definition of flare

noun

1‘the flare of the match lit up his face’

SYNONYMS
blaze, flash, dazzle, glare, burst
unsteady flame, flicker, glimmer, shimmer, gleam

2‘a helicopter spotted a flare set off by the crew’

SYNONYMS
distress signal, rocket, Very light, beacon, light, flashlight, signal

3‘Kelly felt a flare of anger within her’

SYNONYMS
burst, rush, attack, eruption, explosion, bout, spasm
rare access

4‘a skirt with a flare’

SYNONYMS
widening, spread

verb

1‘a match flared as he lit a cigarette’

SYNONYMS
blaze, flash, flare up, flame, burn unsteadily, burn violently, burn up
gleam, glow, glisten, sparkle, glitter, flicker, glimmer, scintillate

2‘her nostrils flared’

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spread, broaden, widen, get wider, expand, splay
dilate

Phrases

    flare up

    1‘the wooden houses flared up like matchsticks’


    SYNONYMS

    burn, blaze, be ablaze, be alight, be on fire, be in flames, flame, be aflame

    blaze up, burn up, go up, go up in flames

    literary

    be afire

    archaic

    be ardent

    2‘the injury flared up again at the end of the year’


    SYNONYMS

    recur, reoccur, reappear

    break out, burst out, start suddenly, burst forth, erupt

    3‘I flared up at him right off’


    SYNONYMS

    lose one's temper, lose control, become enraged, go into a rage, fly into a passion, fly into a temper, boil over, boil over with rage, fire up, go berserk, throw a tantrum, explode

    informal

    blow one's top, fly off the handle, lose one's cool, get mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, see red, go off the deep end, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, burst a blood vessel, flip, flip one's lid, foam at the mouth, get all steamed up, get worked up, have a fit

    British informal

    go spare, go crackers, do one's nut, get one's knickers in a twist, throw a wobbly

    North American informal

    flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack, have a cow, go postal, have a conniption fit

    vulgar slang

    go apeshit

    ANTONYMS

    keep one's temper, remain calm