Difference between flair and flare

The words flair and flare are often confused. Don’t write flare when you mean flair. These words are often confused.

A flair is a knack, talent or aptitude for something. For example, Rani has a flair for singing.

  • I have a flair for writing.
  • Does she have a flair for dancing?
  • My son has a flair for painting.

A flare is a light or torch. It could also be an outburst of anger.

Examples are:

  • Flares lit up the sky.
  • The old man calmed down after a flare of temper.

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