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smol·der

also smoul·der (smōl′dər)
intr.v. smol·dered, smol·der·ing, smol·ders also smoul·dered or smoul·der·ing or smoul·ders
1. To burn with little smoke and no flame.
2. To exist in a suppressed state: Revolution smoldered in the masses.
3. To show signs of repressed anger or hatred.
n.
Thick smoke resulting from a slow fire.

[Middle English smolderen, to suffocate, from smolder, smoke, probably alteration of smorther, from Old English smorian, to smoke.]

smouldering

(ˈsməʊldərɪŋ) or

smoldering

adj
1. burning slowly without flame, usually emitting smoke
2. communicating suppressed or half-suppressed feelings, esp of anger, desire, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.smouldering - showing scarcely suppressed anger; "her tone was...conversational although...her eyes were smoldering"- James Hensel
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"
Translations

smouldering

smoldering (US) [ˈsməʊldərɪŋ] ADJque arde lentamente (fig) → latente
she gave me a smouldering lookme miró provocativa

smouldering

, (US) smoldering
adj
fireschwelend; embers, cigaretteglimmend
(= suppressed) anger, resentment, hatredschwelend
(= passionate) eyesfeurig; a smouldering lookein glühender Blick
References in classic literature ?
So he applied dry branches of wood to the smouldering coals he dug out of the ashes of the cooking-fire, and builded a large fire.
A pale sun, shining in, touched the golden bronze into smouldering fires that were very pleasing to behold.
Around it was a patch of silent common, smouldering in places, and with a few dark, dimly seen objects lying in contorted attitudes here and there.
Hunt upon his guard: still, as there was no knowing how far his plans might have succeeded, and as any rash act might blow the mere smouldering sparks of treason into a sudden blaze, it was thought advisable by those with whom Mr.
He could not take his eyes off the smouldering packet.
A corner of the left wing of the building was in ruins, blackened and still smouldering, and there was a great hole in the sand-blown lawn, where a bomb had apparently fallen.
Seizing a half-consumed piece of wood from the smouldering fire, he blew it into a flame, and proceeded with its help to examine the little camp.
For several successive evenings the cattle assembled round the smouldering ruins, as if in anxious expectation of the return of their masters, while all night long the faithful watchdogs of the Neutrals howled over the scene of desolation, and mourned alike the hand that had fed, and the house that had sheltered them.
He found the deserted hunting camp just as they had represented it; there lay the carcasses of buffaloes, partly dismembered; there were the smouldering fires, still sending up their wreaths of smoke; everything bore traces of recent and hasty retreat; and gave reason to believe that the savages were still lurking in the neighborhood.
In a little while nothing remained but smouldering embers, and a great masterpiece existed no longer.
Perhaps, as the two men walked side by side, some faint foreshadowing of the future showed to Trent another and a larger world where they two would once more walk side by side, the outward differences between them lessened, the smouldering irritation of the present leaping up into the red-hot flame of hatred.
We had confidence in Cypher's sullenness end smouldering ferocity.