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Definition of flame war in English:


A lengthy exchange of angry or abusive messages between users of an Internet message board or forum: when people engage in flame wars, they often do battle from behind the cloak of anonymity
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  • I'll bet those quotes were cut and pasted from an IRC channel during a teenage geek flame war.
  • This conversation has almost turned out into a fully fledged flame war.
  • The irony is that if two users in a flame war met face to face, they would most likely get on famously, especially as the heat of debate is far easily settled across a table than across a cable.
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