I think that these are both the worst two ways to die, but I think drowning.
Because it must be horrible feeling yourself going down and gradually, slowly dying. Whereas, although burning would happen slowly, i think that the actual death would actually happen quite quickly. Not that I'd know though.
I'm scared of the open ocean, but I'm also incredibly scared of fire, after an incident with a candle when I was 7.
I've heard that from studies that scientists have done, drowning is like falling asleep because the oxygen can't reach your lungs, let alone the rest of your body, so wewe start to fall into a coma. They conducted these tests on wanyama though, so...yeah. Burning would hurt a lot worse though, obviously.
Well, I was about to drown one day, and it's not painful. First, wewe feel a panic, but then wewe just stop breathing slowly, your moviments are slowed and wewe have a calm death without any hurt (I didn't die!). Burning is zaidi painful. wewe feel your body heating and your flesh burning. At least I think it's like that. If I had to choise, I would pick "Drowning".
BTW, I dream about burning lots of times. And it's always painful!
Really, it would be burning. From the many crime dramas I've watched, the people who run around screaming while on moto look to be in zaidi pain than those who briefly struggle for air before losing conciousness and dying.
Drowning. If I were burning on a stake, per se, I'd go from wanting to get the hell away from it to gripping it and wanting to stay near it. Drowning can make wewe feel numb and make wewe go unconcious, and if wewe go unconcious then wewe won't be able to see the ones wewe love. At least burning on a stake wewe could see them and know that they're okay.
Drowning. It would take longer and would be a lot zaidi uncomfortable then being burned, when being burned wewe usually pass out from the smoke first then wewe can't really feel the flames....so yeah....
Actually, personal experience has nothing to do with it so most of your majibu are invalid. Burning is not the most painful way to die because yes, it does hurt, but after your nerves have been burned through (which I doubt has happened to most of the ones who decided to answer this question) wewe can no longer feel any pain. With drowning, wewe can feel every drop of water entering your lungs replacing the air that was once there. Your lungs become crushed and there is literally no way to breathe. (which I also doubt has happened to most of the people answering this question-otherwise wewe wouldn't exactly be answering.)