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Synonyms of hot in English:

adjective

  • 1 they provided plenty of good hot food
    heated, piping, piping hot, sizzling, steaming, roasting, boiling, boiling hot, searing, scorching, scalding, red-hot
    [Antonyms] cold
  • 2 it was a beautiful hot day
    very warm, balmy, summery, tropical, boiling, boiling hot, blazing hot, baking, scorching, roasting, searing, flaming, parching, blistering, oven-like;
    [Antonyms] chilly
  • 3 she felt hot and her throat was parched
    feverish, fevered, febrile, burning, flushed
    informal with a temperature
    rare pyretic
  • 4 a very hot dish cooked with green chilli
    spicy, spiced, peppery, piquant, highly seasoned, sharp, fiery, strong, pungent, aromatic
    [Antonyms] mild
  • 5 hot rage surged through him again
    angry, indignant, furious, fiery, seething, raging, boiling, fuming;
    wrathful, enraged, infuriated, inflamed
    [Antonyms] calm
  • 6 it remains the subject of hot debate
    animated, heated, fierce, ‘lively’, intense, passionate, impassioned, spirited, ardent, fervent, feverish;
    furious, violent, ferocious, acrimonious, stormy, tempestuous, savage
    [Antonyms] dispassionate
  • 7 he found the competition too hot
    fierce, intense, keen, competitive, cut-throat, dog-eat-dog, ruthless, aggressive, strong, powerful
    [Antonyms] weak
  • 8 informal the romance was the hottest story in Fleet Street
    new, fresh, recent, late, up to date, up to the minute;
    brand new, just out, just released, just issued, hot off the press
    informal bang up to date
    [Antonyms] old
  • 9 informal this band is seriously hot
    popular, in demand, sought-after, in favour, well liked, well loved;
    informal big, in, now, hip, trendy, cool
    British informal , dated all the go
    [Antonyms] unpopular, out of fashion
  • 10 informal Tony is hot on local history
    knowledgeable about, well informed about, au fait with, up on, well versed in, au courant with;
    informal clued up about, genned up about
    [Antonyms] ill-informed, apathetic
  • 11 informal computer hardware is the most saleable category of hot goods
    stolen, illegally obtained, under the counter, illegal, illicit, unlawful, smuggled, bootleg, contraband
    British informal dodgy, bent
    [Antonyms] lawful
  • Phrases

    blow hot and cold

    1
    informal he had been stringing her along, blowing hot and cold
    [Antonyms] be decisive
    vacillate, keep changing one's mind, dither, shilly-shally, oscillate, waver, be indecisive, be irresolute, be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure, hesitate;
    British haver, hum and haw;
    Scottish swither
    informal dilly-dally

    hot on the heels of

    2
    critique followed hot on the heels of this pioneering work
    [Antonyms] far behind
    close behind, soon after, shortly after, directly after, right after, straight after, immediately after, hard on the heels of, following closely

    hot under the collar

    3
    informal Nick got really hot under the collar about the issue
    [Antonyms] pleased
    North American informal teed off, ticked off, sore, bent out of shape
    Australian/New Zealand informal snaky, crook
    vulgar slang pissed off
    literary ireful

    make it/things hot for someone

    4
    informal make it hot for her and she'll soon go away
    [Antonyms] leave in peace
    harass, hound, plague, badger, harry, pester, bother, bully, intimidate, pick on, persecute, victimize, terrorize;
    North American devil
    informal hassle, give someone hell, give someone a hard time, get on someone's back
    Australian informal heavy

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