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
More example sentences
- However, after spam and flame wars became rampant, and the deteriorating signal/noise ratio began to threaten the list's viability, moderation was introduced.
- Don't get in flame wars on Usenet (or anywhere else).
- The huge surface area of all these worlds of programming leads to pointless flame wars over whose world is better.
Definition of flame war in:
- The US English dictionary