Meaning of “smoulder” in the English Dictionary

"smoulder" in English

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smoulderverb [ I ]

UK US smolder uk /ˈsməʊl.dər/ us /ˈsmoʊl.dɚ/

smoulder verb [ I ] (EMOTION)

If a strong emotion smoulders, it exists, but is prevented from being expressed:

She was smouldering with rage as she explained how her son had been killed.

smoulder verb [ I ] (ROMANTIC FEELINGS)

A person who smoulders has strong sexual or romantic feelings but does not express them:

He gazed at her with smouldering eyes, wishing she wasn't married.

(Definition of “smoulder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)