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hot

 
 
pronunciation:
hat
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
phrases:
in hot water
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: hotter, hottest
definition 1: holding or giving off great heat.
I burned my lip on the hot coffee.The desert sand is very hot.
antonyms:
cold, ice-cold, lukewarm
similar words:
blistering, burning, calescent, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, glowing, heated, piping hot, radiant, red-hot, scalding, scorching, searing, sizzling, sultry, sweltering, warm
definition 2: causing the physical sensation of great heat.
It was a hot summer day when the power went out.
synonyms:
warm
antonyms:
cold
similar words:
blistering, burning, febrile, fiery, inflamed, pyretic, sweltering
definition 3: producing a fiery sensation in the mouth; very spicy.
He loves spicy food, and he puts hot peppers on everything.
synonyms:
fiery, spicy
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
peppery, piquant, pungent
definition 4: showing or feeling anger or other violent emotion.
As the crowd was getting hotter, the police were called in.
synonyms:
fervent, fiery, heated, impassioned, inflamed, vehement
similar words:
angry, burning, fuming, furious, passionate, seething, violent
definition 5: violent or intense.
They were having a hot argument that all the neighbors could hear.
synonyms:
heated, intense, passionate, raging, vehement, violent
antonyms:
weak
similar words:
burning, fierce, furious
definition 6: having current popularity.
It was the hottest film of the year, but somehow it didn't win any awards.This style of jacket is really hot now.
synonyms:
popular
antonyms:
outdated, outmoded, passe, unfashionable
similar words:
acclaimed, fashionable, favorite, in, live, trendy
definition 7: completely new or fresh.
They're already advertising the hot styles for the fall season.This news is hot off the press.
synonyms:
latest, red-hot
antonyms:
old, stale
similar words:
brand-new, fresh, live, new, recent
definition 8: carrying electric current.
The electrician came and took care of the hot wire.
synonyms:
live
definition 9: sexually attractive; sexy.
He spends his time checking out all the hot girls at the beach.
definition 10: (informal) sexually passionate or aroused.
synonyms:
ardent, passionate, torrid
antonyms:
nonsexual, unerotic
similar words:
burning, erotic, horny, lascivious, lustful, randy, sensual, sexy, sultry, voluptuous
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phrase: in hot water
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: hotter, hottest
definition: in a hot manner.
"I can speak for myself!" she said hotly.
derivations: hotly (adv.), hotness (n.)
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