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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated burning as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

9 July 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 26 answers for the crossword clue 'burning', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given burning a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen burning as an answer itself some 35 times.

burning is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Thursday, 15 July 2021 with the answer being ALIGHT, we also found ALIGHT to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'burning', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'burning' and give you a hint.

  • The act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
  • A form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin
  • Execution by fire
  • Execution by electricity
  • A process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
  • Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
  • Of immediate import; "burning issues of the day"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

HOT
Having or bringing unusually good luck; "hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"

LIT
The humanistic study of a body of literature; "he took a course in Russian lit"

4 Letters

BURN
A place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)

5 Letters

AFIRE
Lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire"

AGLOW
Softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars"

FIERY
Characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

FLAME
Criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium; "the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"

6 Letters

ABLAZE
Lighted with red light as if with flames; "streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees"; "the inflamed clouds at sunset"; "reddened faces around the campfire"

AFLAME
Lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire"

ALIGHT
Lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire"

ARDENT
Characterized by strong enthusiasm; "ardent revolutionaries"; "warm support"

DESIRE
Express a desire for

FERVID
Characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

HERALD
Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

ONFIRE
Lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire"

REDHOT
A frankfurter served hot on a bun

TORRID
Characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

URGENT
Compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"

7 Letters

INTENSE
(of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue"

ON FIRE

8 Letters

VEHEMENT
Characterized by great force or energy; "vehement deluges of rain"; "vehement clapping"; "a vehement defense"

9 Letters

CREMATION
The incineration of a dead body

10 Letters

COMBUSTION
The act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

PASSIONATE
Having or expressing strong emotions

13 Letters

ELECTROCUTION
Execution by electricity

17 Letters

BURNINGATTHESTAKE
Execution by fire

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