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English adjective: hot

1. hot used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning


SamplesHot stove.
Hot water.
A hot August day.
A hot stuffy room.
She's hot and tired.
A hot forehead.


Similarbaking, baking hot, blistering, blistery, calefacient, calefactive, calefactory, calorifacient, calorific, fervent, fervid, fiery, heatable, heated, heated up, het, het up, hottish, igneous, overheated, red-hot, scorching, sizzling, stifling, sulfurous, sulphurous, sultry, sweltering, sweltry, thermal, torrid, tropic, tropical, warming, white, white-hot


See alsowarm


Attributetemperature


Antonymscold

2. hot characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense


SamplesThe fighting became hot and heavy.
A hot engagement.
A raging battle.
The river became a raging torrent.


Synonymsraging


Similarviolent


Antonymsnonviolent

3. hot extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm


SamplesA hot temper.
A hot topic.
A hot new book.
A hot love affair.
A hot argument.


Similarfiery, flaming, heated, red-hot, sensual, sizzling, sultry, torrid, white-hot


See alsopassionate


Attributeemotionalism, emotionality


Antonymscold

4. hot (color) bold and intense


SamplesHot pink.


Similarwarm


Antonymscool

5. hot sexually excited or exciting


SamplesWas hot for her.
Hot pants.


Similarsexy


Antonymsunsexy

6. hot recently stolen or smuggled


SamplesHot merchandise.
A hot car.


Similarillegal


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymslegal

7. hot very fast; capable of quick response and great speed


SamplesA hot sports car.
A blistering pace.
Got off to a hot start.
In hot pursuit.
A red-hot line drive.


Synonymsblistering, red-hot


Similarfast


Antonymsslow

8. hot wanted by the police


SamplesA hot suspect.


Similarwanted


Antonymsunwanted

9. hot producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves


SamplesHot salsa.
Jalapeno peppers are very hot.


Synonymsspicy


Similartasty


Antonymstasteless

10. hot performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy


SamplesA hot drummer.
He's hot tonight.


Similarskilled


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunskilled

11. hot very popular or successful


SamplesOne of the hot young talents.
Cabbage patch dolls were hot last season.


Similarpopular


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunpopular

12. hot very unpleasant or even dangerous


SamplesMake it hot for him.
In the hot seat.
In hot water.


Similarunpleasant


Antonymspleasant

13. hot newest or most recent


SamplesNews hot off the press.
Red-hot information.


Synonymsred-hot


Similarnew


Antonymsold

14. hot having or bringing unusually good luck


SamplesHot at craps.
The dice are hot tonight.


Similarlucky


Antonymsluckless, unlucky

15. hot very good; often used in the negative


SamplesHe's hot at math but not so hot at history.


Similargood


Antonymsbad

16. hot newly made


SamplesA hot scent.


Similarfresh


Antonymsstale

17. hot having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm


SamplesHot for travel.


Similareager


Antonymsuneager

18. hot of a seeker; very near to the object sought


SamplesYou are hot.


Similarclose, near, nigh


Antonymsfar

19. hot having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity


SamplesHot fuel rods.
A hot laboratory.


Similarradioactive


Antonymsnonradioactive

20. hot charged or energized with electricity


SamplesA hot wire.
A live wire.


Synonymslive


Similarcharged


Domain categoryelectricity


Antonymsuncharged

21. hot marked by excited activity


SamplesA hot week on the stock market.


Similaractive


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsinactive









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