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hot (adjective)
1.
a) having a relatively high temperature
b) capable of giving a sensation of heat or of burning, searing, or scalding
c) having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat
2.
a) - violent stormy a hot temper a hot battle , also - angry got hot about the remark
b) (1) sexually excited or receptive
(2) - sexy
c) - eager zealous hot for reform
d) of jazz emotionally exciting and marked by strong rhythms and free melodic improvisations
3.
having or causing the sensation of an uncomfortable degree of body heat - hot and tired it's hot in here
4.
a) newly made - fresh a hot scent hot off the press
b) close to something sought - hot on the trail
5.
a) suggestive of heat or of burning or glowing objects - hot colors
b) - pungent peppery
6.
a) of intense and immediate interest - some hot gossip
b) unusually lucky or favorable - on a hot streak
c) temporarily capable of unusual performance (as in a sport)
d) currently popular or in demand - a hot commodity
e) very good - a hot idea not feeling too hot
f) - absurd unbelievable wants to fight the champ? that's a hot one
7.
a) electrically energized especially with high voltage
b) - radioactive , also dealing with radioactive material
c) of an atom or molecule being in an excited state
8.
a) recently and illegally obtained - hot jewels
b) wanted by the police , also unsafe for a fugitive
9.
- fast a hot new fighter plane a hot lap around the track
hot (adverb)
1.
- hotly
2.
- fast quickly
hot (noun)
1.
- heat the hot of the day
2.
one that is hot (as a hot meal or a horse just after a workout)
3.
strong sexual desire - used with the
hot (verb)
transitive verb
chiefly Southern, southern Midland, & British - heat warm usually used with up
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
hot (adjective)
1.
having a notably high temperature
SYNONIMS:
ardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, white-hot
RELATED WORDS:
blazing, glowing, igneous, molten, seething, sizzling; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm, warmish; feverish, flushed, inflamed ( enflamed); canicular, muggy, steamy, summerlike, summery, tropical
NEAR ANTONYMS:
chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, nippy, snappy; blizzardly, frosty, snowy, subfreezing, subzero, wintry ( wintery); chilled, cooled, refrigerated, unheated; benumbed, numb, shivering
algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy
hot (adjective)
2.
being or involving the latest methods, concepts, information, or styles
SYNONIMS:
contemporary, current, designer, hot, mod, modernistic, new, new age, newfangled, new-fashioned, present-day, red-hot, space-age, state-of-the-art, ultramodern, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute
RELATED WORDS:
fashionable, happening, in, modish, nouvelle, now, stylish; last, latest; modernized, updated; futuristic, high-tech ( hi-tech); latter-day, recent
NEAR ANTONYMS:
anachronistic; aged, age-old, ancient, antediluvian, hoary, old, venerable; bygone, former, late, olden, past; antique, historic, historical; retro, retrograde; kaput ( kaputt), obsolete, outmoded, outworn, unmodernized; old-world; discarded, disused, moth-eaten; forgotten, remote; ageless, dateless, timeless
antiquated, archaic, dated, fusty, musty, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, passé
hot (adjective)
3.
enjoying widespread favor or approval
SYNONIMS:
big, crowd-pleasing, du jour, faddish, faddy, fashionable, favorite, happening, hot, in, large, modish, pop, popularized, red-hot, vogue, voguish
RELATED WORDS:
semipopular; favorite, preferred, selected; desirable, liked, wanted; celebrated, famed, famous, noted, notorious, prominent, renowned, well-known; fabled, fabulous, legendary; leading, notable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; important, significant
NEAR ANTONYMS:
washed-up; despised, detested, disliked, hated, rejected; insignificant, unimportant; indistinguished, unexceptional; anonymous, nameless, obscure, unknown; inconspicuous
out, unfashionable, unpopular
hot (adjective)
4.
marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity
SYNONIMS:
bang-bang, blood-and-guts, convulsive, cyclonic, explosive, ferocious, fierce, furious, hammer-and-tongs, hot, knock-down, drag-out ( knock-down-and-drag-out), paroxysmal, rabid, rough, stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent, volcanic
RELATED WORDS:
barbarous, brutal, savage, vicious; antagonistic, hostile; aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, gladiatorial, pugnacious, quarrelsome, truculent; combustible, volatile; agitated, frantic, frenzied, mad; cataclysmal ( cataclysmic), destructive, ruinous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calm, halcyon, pacific, serene, tranquil; nonbelligerent, unaggressive
nonviolent, peaceable, peaceful
hot (adjective)
5.
showing urgent desire or interest
SYNONIMS:
agog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, geeked, great, greedy, gung ho, hepped up, hopped-up, hot, hungry, impatient, juiced, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, stoked, thirsty, voracious, wild
RELATED WORDS:
engaged, interested; happy, hung up, obsessed; ambitious, appetent, covetous, craving, hankering, longing, pining; breathless, restive, restless; amenable, disposed, game, glad, inclined, ready, unreluctant, willing
NEAR ANTONYMS:
casual, incurious, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uninterested; aloof, detached, disinterested; impassive, stolid; halfhearted, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lukewarm, spiritless; averse, disinclined, hesitant, loath ( loth loathe), reluctant, unwilling
apathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic
hot (adjective)
6.
sexually attractive
SYNONIMS:
bodacious, desirable, dishy, hot, luscious, toothsome
RELATED WORDS:
foxy, nubile; hunky, studly []; alluring, seductive, sultry, vampish, vampy
hot (adjective)
7.
feeling or showing anger
SYNONIMS:
angered, apoplectic, ballistic, cheesed off, choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, hopping, horn-mad, hot, incensed, indignant, inflamed ( enflamed), infuriate, infuriated, irate, ireful, livid, mad, outraged, rabid, rankled, riled, riley, roiled, shirty, sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wroth
RELATED WORDS:
ranting, raving, stormy; boiling, bristling, bristly, burning, cross, huffy, passionate, seething, sizzling, smoldering ( smouldering), worked up, wrought (up); acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, bitter, embittered, inimical, malevolent, piqued, rancorous, resentful, spiteful, vengeful, vindictive, virulent, vitriolic; antisocial, cold, cool, disagreeable, disapproving, distant, frigid, icy, ill-tempered, sorehead ( soreheaded), sulky, unfriendly, unpleasant; aggravated, annoyed, bearish, bilious, cantankerous, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, exasperated, fretful, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, inflammable, irascible, irritable, peevish, perturbed, petulant, put out, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative, belligerent, contentious, contrary, disputatious, ornery, pugnacious, quarrelsome, querulous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accepting, accommodating, obliging; agreeable, amenable, complaisant; amicable, cordial, friendly; content, happy, satisfied; empathetic, sympathetic, tolerant, understanding; calm, pacific, peaceable, placid, serene, tranquil, unembittered; affable, amiable, easygoing, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, kind, pleasant, sweet
angerless, delighted, pleased
hot (adjective)
8.
moving, proceeding, or acting with great speed
SYNONIMS:
blistering, breakneck, breathless, brisk, dizzy, fleet, fleet-footed, flying, galloping, hasty, hot, lightning, nippy, quick, rapid, rapid-fire, rattling, snappy, speedy, splitting, swift, whirlwind, zippy
RELATED WORDS:
expeditious, prompt, ready; accelerated, hastened, hurried, quickened, rushed; breathtaking; energetic, strenuous, strong, vigorous; high-speed; rush; ultrafast, ultrarapid
NEAR ANTONYMS:
crawling, dallying, dawdling, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, languid, lingering, plodding, poking, poky ( pokey), slowish, sluggish, unhurried; deliberate, leisurely, measured; dilatory, late, tardy; ultraslow
slow
hot (adjective)
9.
of the very best kind
SYNONIMS:
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny ( bonnie), boss, brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool, corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope, down, dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters ( gangbuster), gilt-edged ( gilt-edge), gone, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype, immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous ( marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one ( No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight, par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat, prime, primo, prize, prizewinning, quality, radical, righteous, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping, top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard, wonderful
RELATED WORDS:
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK ( okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
hot (adjective)
10.
having a strong sexual desire
SYNONIMS:
concupiscent, goatish, horny, hot, hypersexual, itchy, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, licentious, lubricious ( lubricous), oversexed, passionate, randy, salacious, satyric, wanton
RELATED WORDS:
aroused, excited; easy, fast, loose, promiscuous; dissipated, dissolute, libertine; corrupt, debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, immoral, indecent
NEAR ANTONYMS:
celibate, chaste, decent, immaculate, modest, moral, pure, virtuous; monastic, monkish; maidenly, virginal; innocent, lily-white; priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, straitlaced ( straightlaced), Victorian
frigid, undersexed
hot (adverb)
with great speed
SYNONIMS:
apace, briskly, chop-chop, double-quick, fleetly, full tilt, hastily, hell-for-leather, hot, lickety-split, posthaste, presto, pronto, quick, quickly, rapidly, snappily, soon, speedily, swift, swiftly
RELATED WORDS:
immediately, promptly, readily; impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; abruptly, suddenly; energetically, vigorously
NEAR ANTONYMS:
laggardly, lingeringly, ploddingly, sluggishly; deliberately, leisurely; belatedly, delinquently, tardily
slow, slowly
hot (verb)
to cause to have or give off heat to a moderate degree
SYNONIMS:
heat, hot (up), toast
RELATED WORDS:
overheat, superheat; reheat, rewarm; thaw; bake, cook, roast; burn, char, fire, parch, scald, scorch, sear
NEAR ANTONYMS:
freeze, frost, ice, supercool
chill, cool, refrigerate
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