1. [Adjective]: 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; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she''s hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"

2. [Adjective]: extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; "a hot temper"; "a hot topic"; "a hot new book"; "a hot love affair"; "a hot argument"

3. wanted by the police; "a hot suspect"

4. very fast; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive"

5. newly made; "a hot scent"

6. recently stolen or smuggled; "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"

7. newest or most recent; "news hot off the press"; "red-hot information"

8. very popular or successful; "one of the hot young talents"; "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"

9. marked by excited activity; "a hot week on the stock market"

10. sexually excited or exciting; "was hot for her"; "hot pants"

11. having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"

12. characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense; "the fighting became hot and heavy"; "a hot engagement"; "a raging battle"; "the river became a raging torrent"

13. having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm; "hot for travel"

14. (color) bold and intense; "hot pink"

15. capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports car"

16. very good; often used in the negative; "he''s hot at math but not so hot at history"

17. having or bringing unusually good luck; "hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"

18. very unpleasant or even dangerous; "make it hot for him"; "in the hot seat"; "in hot water"

19. having a piquant burning taste of spices or peppers; "gingery Chinese food"; "hot peppers"; "hot curry"; "corn chips with peppery salsa"; "spicy tomato sauce"

20. charged or energized with electricity; "a hot wire"; "a live wire"

21. performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy; "a hot drummer"; "he''s hot tonight"

22. of a seeker; near to the object sought; "you''re getting warm"; "hot on the trail"

Similar words to 'hot'

1. active

2. charged

3. radioactive

4. near

5. close

6. eager

7. fast

8. fresh

9. good

10. baking

11. baking_hot

12. blistering

13. blistery

14. burning(a)

15. calefacient

16. warming

17. calefactory

18. calefactive

19. heating

20. calorifacient

21. calorific

22. fervent

23. fervid

24. fiery

25. igneous

26. heatable

27. heated

28. heated_up

29. het

30. het_up

31. hottish

32. overheated

33. red-hot

34. scorching

35. sizzling

36. sultry

37. stifling

38. sulfurous

39. sulphurous

40. sweltering

41. sweltry

42. thermal

43. torrid

44. sultry

45. tropical

46. tropic

47. white

48. white-hot

49. fiery

50. flaming

51. heated

52. red-hot

53. sizzling

54. sensual

55. sultry

56. torrid

57. white-hot

58. illegal

59. lucky

60. new

61. unpleasant

62. popular

63. pungent

64. sexy

65. skilled

66. violent

67. wanted

68. warm

Opposite words to 'hot'

1. cold

2. cold

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