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Definitions of hot word
- adjective hot having or giving off heat; having a high temperature: a hot fire; hot coffee. 1
- adjective hot having or causing a sensation of great bodily heat; attended with or producing such a sensation: He was hot with fever. 1
- adjective hot creating a burning sensation, as on the skin or in the throat: This ointment is hot, so apply it sparingly. 1
- adjective hot sharply peppery or pungent: Is this mustard hot? 1
- adjective hot having or showing intense or violent feeling; ardent; fervent; vehement; excited: a hot temper. 1
- adjective hot Informal. having a strong enthusiasm; eager: a hot baseball fan. 1
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Origin of hot
First appearance:before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; 1920-25 for def 23; Middle English ho(o)t, Old English hāt; cognate with Dutch heet, Old Norse heitr, Swedish het, Danish hed, German heiss
Parts of speech for Hot
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
hot usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for hot
- tropical — pertaining to, characteristic of, occurring in, or inhabiting the tropics, especially the humid tropics: tropical flowers.
- humid — containing a high amount of water or water vapor; noticeably moist: humid air; a humid climate.
- scorching — burning; very hot.
- blazing — Blazing sun or blazing hot weather is very hot.
- sizzling — to make a hissing sound, as in frying or burning.
- stifling — suffocating; oppressively close: the stifling atmosphere of the cavern.
- muggy — (of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) oppressively humid; damp and close.
- oppressive — burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical: an oppressive king; oppressive laws.
- strong — having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust: a strong boy.
- red-hot — red with heat; very hot.
Antonyms for hot
- arctic — The Arctic is the area of the world around the North Pole. It is extremely cold and there is very little light in winter and very little darkness in summer.
- freezing — (of temperatures) approaching, at, or below the freezing point.
- indifferent — without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
- unfeeling — not feeling; devoid of feeling; insensible or insensate.
- old-fashioned — of a style or kind that is no longer in vogue: an old-fashioned bathing suit.
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