bally vs flaming what difference

what is difference between bally and flaming

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæli/
  • Rhymes: -æli

Etymology 1

Alteration of bloody.

Adjective

bally (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, dated, euphemistic) Bloody (used as a mild intensifier).
    He’s just a bally idiot.

Adverb

bally (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, dated, euphemistic) Very.
    That was a bally foolish thing to do, old chap!
Usage notes
  • Bally is used by the British upper classes, as well as lower classes in the East End of London.
Synonyms
  • blasted, dashed

References

  • “bally”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Etymology 2

Clipping of balaclava +‎ -y.

Noun

bally (plural ballies)

  1. (MLE) A balaclava.

Anagrams

  • abyll, lylab


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfleɪmɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪmɪŋ

Adjective

flaming (comparative more flaming, superlative most flaming)

  1. On fire with visible flames.
    The flaming debris kept the firefighter well back, and the sparks threatened the neighborhood.
    • 2011, Stephanie Owen Reeder, Amazing Grace: An Adventure at Sea (page 76)
      On Christmas Day, the pudding was served piping hot, with flaming brandy on top.
  2. Very bright and the color of flame.
  3. (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.
  4. (Britain, colloquial) Damned, bloody.
    I wasted three hours in that flaming traffic jam!

Translations

Verb

flaming

  1. present participle of flame

Noun

flaming (plural flamings)

  1. An emission or application of fire; act of burning with flames.
    • 1950, Market Growers Journal (volume 79, page 12)
      The burning is done before the crop has come up, and usually two flamings are necessary to kill all weeds []
  2. Sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame.
  3. (Internet slang) Vitriolic criticism.
    You can expect a flaming if you post irrelevant spam to a newsgroup.

See also

  • flame war
  • flame bait

Polish

Etymology

From Portuguese flamingo, from Spanish flamengo (flame colored), from Provençal flama (flame), from Latin flamma (flame).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfla.mʲink/

Noun

flaming m anim

  1. flamingo

Declension


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