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FLAME WAR - Definition and synonyms of flame war in the English dictionary
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Meaning of "flame war" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FLAME WAR

flame war  [fleɪm wɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLAME WAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Flame war is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FLAME WAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Flaming (Internet)

Flaming is a hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users, often involving the use of profanity. Flaming usually occurs in the social context of an Internet forum, Internet Relay Chat, Usenet, by e-mail, game servers such as Xbox Live or PlayStation Network, and on video-sharing websites. It is frequently the result of the discussion of heated real-world issues such as politics, religion, and philosophy, or of issues that polarize sub-populations, but can also be provoked by seemingly trivial differences. Deliberate flaming, as opposed to flaming as a result of emotional discussions, is carried out by individuals known as flamers, who are specifically motivated to incite flaming. These users specialize in flaming and target specific aspects of a controversial conversation. Some websites even cater to flamers and trolls, by allowing them a free environment, such as Flame-Wars forum.

Definition of flame war in the English dictionary

The definition of flame war in the dictionary is an exchange of angry or abusive e-mails.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FLAME WAR


antiwar
ˌæntɪˈwɔː
awa´
əˈwɔː
cyberwar
ˈsaɪbəˌwɔː
jowar
dʒəˈwɔː
men-of-war
ˌmenəˈwɔː
prewar
ˌpriːˈwɔː
psywar
ˈsaɪˌwɔː
squaw
skwɔː
swore
swɔː
twa
twɔː
war
wɔː
Waugh
wɔː
waw
wɔː
wha
hwɔː
wore
wɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLAME WAR

flame carbon
flame cell
flame cutting
flame gun
flame hardening
flame lamp
flame red
flame retardant
flame retarder
flame test
flame tree
flame-arc light
flame-coloured
flame-of-the-forest
flame-red
flame-retardant
flame-thrower
flameless
flamelet
flamelike

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLAME WAR

air war
bidding war
civil war
cold war
council of war
declaration of war
dirty war
fare war
ground war
guerrilla war
holy war
man o´ war
opium war
price war
prisoner of war
sloop of war
state of war
theatre of war
trade war
turf war

Synonyms and antonyms of flame war in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «flame war» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLAME WAR

Find out the translation of flame war to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of flame war from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «flame war» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

口水战
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

guerra de mensajes
570 millions of speakers

English

flame war
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लौ युद्ध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لهب الحرب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пламя войны
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

flame War
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিখা যুদ্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

guerre de la flamme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perang nyala
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Flamme Krieg
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

火炎戦争
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불꽃 전쟁
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyala perang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngọn lửa chiến tranh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுடர் போர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ज्योत युद्ध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Alev savaşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

flame war
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

flame war
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

полум´я війни
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

război flacără
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πόλεμο φλόγα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlam oorlog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ordkrig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flamme krig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flame war

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLAME WAR»

The term «flame war» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.712 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLAME WAR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about flame war

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLAME WAR»

Discover the use of flame war in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flame war and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Flame war: a cyberthriller
When a cracked genius invents a perfect encryption code for private communication on the Internet, a tool that also allows him to control all of the world's computers, a law student and a professor's daughter take up the challenge to stop ...
Joshua Quittner, Michelle Slatalla, 1997
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Asia.com: Asia Encounters the Internet
The number of members involved in this flame war work is very few compared to the strength of Hindu believers, but the quantity of flame war messages overcomes the numbers of messages that deal positively with Hinduism. The method of ...
Kong-Chong Ho, Randy Kluver, Kenneth C. C. Yang, 2003
3
Online Learning and Teaching with Technology: Case Studies, ...
Case Studies, Experience and Practice David Murphy, Rob Walker, Graham Webb. 'flame war' as it is called on the Internet, was in full swing, with about 30 messages sent to the list mostly directed at Tony. Most of the messages were very ...
David Murphy, Rob Walker, Graham Webb, 2013
4
Internet Babylon: Secrets, Scandals, and Shocks on the ...
The longest and best-documented flame war in Internet history concerns a software developer named Derek Smart and his nemesis Bill Huffman. The topic at hand—at least the topic that started the war—was one that many Usenet fans feel ...
Greg Holden, 2004
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Linux Annoyances for Geeks: Getting the Most Flexible System ...
A flame war is when deliberately hostile messages are posted on a mailing list or discussion board. It's easy to say “Don't get involved in flame wars.” It can be difficult to put into practice, especially if you feel passionate about a topic.
Michael Jang, Michael H. Jang, 2006
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Building Search Applications: Lucene, LingPipe, and Gate
A series of flames or a flame war is usually counter-productive. A large number of hostile messages are exchanged in a flame war and usually there is no winner in such a war. The after effects of a flame war leave an organization that may be ...
Manu Konchady, 2008
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Dictionary of Information Technology
See flame bait, flame war, moderated newsgroup and rave. flame bait In an unmoderated newsgroup, a posting that contains opinions that prompt flames- abusive remarks and personal attack and may ultimately launch a flame war. Flame-bait ...
Ramesh Bangia, 2010
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Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture
On occasion, one might stumble onto a flame war, although verbal brawling lowers the tone of colloquia and is therefore frowned upon. In the WELL's Mondo 2000 conference, users take their disputes outside the topic, into the virtual version ...
Mark Dery, 1994
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The Investigator's Guide to Computer Crime
A flame war can quickly turn to a stalking case when one of the parties withdraws. In most cases the flame war dies a natural death when one party leaves the discussion or simply refuses to participate. When the second party then takes the  ...
Carl J. Franklin, 2006
10
Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and ...
The flame war hijacks the conversation away from the majority. In many cases the flame war will die down as the community moderates itself and makes it clear that this kind of behavior is not tolerated. In more extreme cases, a community ...
Christian Crumlish, Erin Malone, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLAME WAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flame war is used in the context of the following news items.
1
How revolting! Reddit users are determined to oust Ellen Pao
Oh yes, but the fanboys will go ballistic and it will be one giant flame war. If you're going to start limiting debate by calling something positive or ... «CNET, Jul 15»
2
"Large & Proud" Removes Huntington from Casting Call; Producer …
It also set off a brief flame war on Facebook after the show's producer called the mayor "obese." While Huntington, West Virginia, has been ... «HNN Huntingtonnews.net, Jul 15»
3
Brian Cuban calls out Chris Broussard over Mark Cuban tweet
After he went viral for getting into a Twitter flame war with fellow ESPN colleague Bomani Jones over the idea of premarital sex, he seemed to ... «FanSided, Jul 15»
4
Louisiana Justice Refuses To Obey Supreme Court, Writes Opinion …
A routine order issued by the Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday transformed into a flame war among four of the court's members, one of ... «ThinkProgress, Jul 15»
5
'Cyberporn' scare of 1995 demonstates the early Web's corrective …
Confronted with a barrage of “flame war” critiques and complaints, Time backpedaled, acknowledging serious questions about the study's ... «Poynter.org, Jul 15»
6
Minimized Melodrama in 'Uncanny Avengers #5'
Ignoring the outcry and conspiracy theorists who claim this is a result of Marvel and Fox's flame war, it's a story that's worth exploring. On a very ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»
7
T-Mobile Summer Shocker sale offers deals on Galaxy S6, iPhone 6 …
I didn't want to turn this into a flame war so I apologize if you took my comment the wrong way. In the end I think we all deserve better service, ... «TmoNews, Jul 15»
8
Superman the fighter
Moviepilot contributor Christian Meeder has weighed in what is now a lifeless husk of a debate, a snooty fanboy flame war that has gone on for ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
9
Breakfast links: Make it better
@Jeffb: I don't want to go off track on this topic or start a flame war, but I've always found tax deductions for child dependents ridiculous. «Greater Greater Washington, Jul 15»
10
Clicked'd: Politics can strain social media friendships
I'm not looking to get into a flame war with a troll. I'm not looking for negativity. If you happen to disagree with something I post, go ahead and ... «Rutland Herald, Jul 15»

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