burning · adjective /ˈbɜr.nɪŋ/Full view
Nouns: burn, burner
Adjectives: burning
Verbs: burn
B1 on fire
Dictionary example:

A man staggered from the burning car.

Learner example:

I saw a burning car. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Swiss German)

a burning issue/question
C1 a subject or question that must be taken care of or answered quickly
Dictionary example:

Climate change remains a burning issue.

Learner example:

Your staff is very nice but we are sorry to learn that they only speak English. It's a burning issue for us because we have few European travelers: German, Italian or French. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; French)

burning ambition/desire, etc.
C1 a very strong need to do something
Dictionary example:

I have no burning desire to go diving.

Learner example:

My most important quality is my burning desire to make a change. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Swedish)

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