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Synonyms for hot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hot(adj)

    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"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    unlucky, stale, heatless, frosty, pleasant, nonviolent, ice-cold, raw, polar, old, frore, passionless, tasteless, bleak, unsexy, unwanted, unheated, slow, icy, uncharged, nonradioactive, acold, far, stone-cold, frigid, unwarmed, cool, emotionless, legal, cutting, chilly, frigorific, cold, shivery, unskilled, gelid, refrigerated, glacial, rimy, arctic, unpopular, algid, crisp, parky, nipping, uneager, inactive, bad, rimed, refrigerating, frozen, nippy, snappy, luckless, refrigerant, wintry

  2. hot, raging(adj)

    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"

    spicy, angry, blistering, raging, red-hot, tempestuous, wild, live, furious

    tasteless, shivery, ice-cold, frore, refrigerated, refrigerant, cutting, inactive, polar, legal, parky, cold, snappy, glacial, unsexy, uncharged, arctic, frigid, stale, nonviolent, nippy, unskilled, frosty, stone-cold, nonradioactive, far, icy, algid, wintry, frigorific, rimy, frozen, bad, refrigerating, luckless, slow, crisp, uneager, unwanted, cool, unpopular, nipping, gelid, pleasant, heatless, old, raw, bleak, chilly, unwarmed, unlucky, rimed, passionless, unheated, emotionless, acold

  3. hot(adj)

    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"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    uncharged, passionless, arctic, unskilled, frore, algid, icy, frozen, nonradioactive, unwarmed, glacial, chilly, crisp, cold, parky, unwanted, cool, rimed, bleak, shivery, far, unsexy, polar, frosty, unpopular, raw, acold, pleasant, rimy, nippy, unlucky, tasteless, gelid, refrigerated, refrigerant, nipping, refrigerating, frigid, slow, inactive, snappy, wintry, ice-cold, stale, luckless, uneager, frigorific, nonviolent, old, heatless, stone-cold, emotionless, legal, bad, unheated, cutting

  4. hot(adj)

    (color) bold and intense

    "hot pink"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    stale, tasteless, slow, old, frigorific, refrigerated, nippy, unpopular, cool, nonviolent, nonradioactive, luckless, unheated, uneager, heatless, frosty, refrigerating, chilly, cold, unsexy, far, gelid, emotionless, ice-cold, frozen, parky, unskilled, frore, wintry, unlucky, icy, raw, unwanted, crisp, pleasant, snappy, stone-cold, shivery, arctic, inactive, bad, glacial, cutting, unwarmed, algid, bleak, passionless, acold, frigid, nipping, rimy, rimed, refrigerant, polar, uncharged, legal

  5. hot(adj)

    sexually excited or exciting

    "was hot for her"; "hot pants"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    refrigerated, bleak, unsexy, refrigerating, frore, frosty, shivery, nonradioactive, slow, chilly, unwarmed, cold, inactive, unheated, glacial, polar, unwanted, icy, wintry, stale, crisp, luckless, nipping, ice-cold, parky, emotionless, snappy, rimed, stone-cold, frigid, nonviolent, algid, cutting, arctic, rimy, refrigerant, unlucky, pleasant, gelid, heatless, cool, far, acold, frigorific, unskilled, tasteless, uncharged, frozen, bad, legal, raw, passionless, unpopular, old, nippy, uneager

  6. hot(adj)

    recently stolen or smuggled

    "hot merchandise"; "a hot car"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    algid, nonviolent, frosty, emotionless, luckless, snappy, arctic, slow, tasteless, rimy, stone-cold, unwarmed, bleak, passionless, refrigerant, frigorific, unheated, shivery, far, icy, rimed, parky, glacial, old, bad, unskilled, refrigerated, unpopular, ice-cold, nipping, nippy, inactive, unwanted, crisp, pleasant, frigid, gelid, cutting, raw, unsexy, cool, uncharged, cold, acold, uneager, frozen, chilly, nonradioactive, frore, stale, legal, refrigerating, wintry, polar, unlucky, heatless

  7. blistering, hot, red-hot(adj)

    very fast; capable of quick response and great speed

    "a hot sports car"; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive"

    virulent, blistering, red-hot, sizzling, vitriolic, voluptuous, blistery, acerbic, juicy, sulphurous, caustic, live, acrid, sulfurous, raging, acid, spicy, luscious, bitter, toothsome, acerb

    frigid, raw, refrigerated, bad, stone-cold, old, uneager, polar, snappy, glacial, slow, cutting, inactive, icy, frosty, cold, luckless, ice-cold, passionless, legal, rimed, arctic, nonviolent, rimy, emotionless, stale, crisp, nonradioactive, wintry, nippy, unheated, unlucky, tasteless, far, pleasant, unsexy, refrigerant, nipping, refrigerating, frore, unwanted, bleak, cool, acold, shivery, frigorific, unskilled, unwarmed, algid, gelid, uncharged, parky, frozen, chilly, unpopular, heatless

  8. hot(adj)

    wanted by the police

    "a hot suspect"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    nonradioactive, refrigerated, gelid, unwarmed, glacial, frozen, polar, acold, pleasant, rimy, nipping, bad, nonviolent, unsexy, stale, frosty, nippy, snappy, stone-cold, uneager, raw, icy, unskilled, parky, cool, refrigerating, unheated, wintry, inactive, cold, uncharged, shivery, ice-cold, frigid, unwanted, luckless, legal, tasteless, far, algid, unlucky, slow, unpopular, cutting, rimed, chilly, heatless, bleak, arctic, refrigerant, frore, crisp, passionless, frigorific, emotionless, old

  9. hot, spicy(adj)

    producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves

    "hot salsa"; "jalapeno peppers are very hot"

    raging, naughty, live, red-hot, spicy, gamy, juicy, blue, racy, risque, savoury, gamey, piquant, blistering, savory, zesty

    parky, tasteless, refrigerating, icy, nipping, unskilled, cold, frigid, nonradioactive, chilly, unsexy, unwanted, pleasant, unheated, stale, passionless, luckless, gelid, slow, frozen, stone-cold, frosty, frigorific, uneager, frore, bad, rimy, polar, uncharged, bleak, glacial, wintry, acold, unpopular, heatless, shivery, raw, crisp, emotionless, nippy, cutting, inactive, cool, legal, ice-cold, arctic, nonviolent, unlucky, refrigerant, rimed, unwarmed, far, snappy, old, refrigerated, algid

  10. hot(adj)

    performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy

    "a hot drummer"; "he's hot tonight"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    cutting, frigorific, rimed, frosty, uncharged, unpopular, cold, unheated, stale, polar, refrigerated, algid, emotionless, bad, rimy, pleasant, unskilled, refrigerating, nippy, frore, slow, gelid, cool, tasteless, legal, passionless, unsexy, stone-cold, old, glacial, raw, icy, chilly, uneager, bleak, unwanted, wintry, far, unlucky, heatless, parky, ice-cold, acold, nonviolent, crisp, inactive, refrigerant, frigid, arctic, nipping, shivery, frozen, nonradioactive, unwarmed, luckless, snappy

  11. hot(adj)

    very popular or successful

    "one of the hot young talents"; "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    nipping, emotionless, bleak, snappy, acold, icy, unskilled, chilly, uncharged, cold, tasteless, arctic, inactive, unwarmed, slow, shivery, cool, pleasant, old, passionless, far, unpopular, unsexy, frozen, frore, unwanted, wintry, refrigerated, unheated, stale, glacial, polar, frosty, uneager, stone-cold, nonradioactive, nonviolent, rimed, crisp, gelid, algid, nippy, raw, ice-cold, luckless, bad, refrigerant, unlucky, frigorific, legal, refrigerating, cutting, heatless, frigid, rimy, parky

  12. hot(adj)

    very unpleasant or even dangerous

    "make it hot for him"; "in the hot seat"; "in hot water"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    stale, frosty, cutting, gelid, nonviolent, wintry, unwanted, emotionless, frozen, bad, snappy, cold, unheated, cool, frigid, acold, frigorific, refrigerant, icy, unskilled, unsexy, ice-cold, raw, luckless, refrigerated, refrigerating, old, stone-cold, crisp, glacial, bleak, unpopular, rimy, uncharged, inactive, frore, shivery, arctic, nippy, uneager, rimed, algid, far, legal, unlucky, tasteless, passionless, nonradioactive, parky, nipping, unwarmed, pleasant, slow, heatless, chilly, polar

  13. hot, red-hot(adj)

    newest or most recent

    "news hot off the press"; "red-hot information"

    spicy, luscious, blistering, raging, red-hot, sizzling, toothsome, live, juicy, voluptuous

    far, cutting, wintry, cold, heatless, algid, refrigerant, unskilled, bleak, shivery, legal, unwanted, frosty, raw, unsexy, icy, chilly, glacial, frozen, unlucky, frigid, stone-cold, old, emotionless, luckless, uncharged, refrigerating, polar, frore, nipping, pleasant, arctic, nippy, unwarmed, refrigerated, gelid, acold, ice-cold, slow, parky, frigorific, passionless, nonradioactive, snappy, crisp, inactive, unheated, uneager, stale, rimy, bad, unpopular, tasteless, cool, nonviolent, rimed

  14. hot(adj)

    having or bringing unusually good luck

    "hot at craps"; "the dice are hot tonight"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    snappy, parky, acold, nonradioactive, frore, bleak, bad, glacial, polar, frigorific, heatless, uncharged, wintry, cutting, frozen, icy, frosty, tasteless, cold, slow, unwanted, ice-cold, pleasant, unpopular, emotionless, cool, arctic, inactive, frigid, algid, old, unlucky, rimed, unsexy, passionless, luckless, nonviolent, crisp, refrigerant, refrigerating, chilly, shivery, raw, nippy, stone-cold, unskilled, gelid, far, nipping, rimy, uneager, unheated, refrigerated, legal, stale, unwarmed

  15. hot(adj)

    very good; often used in the negative

    "he's hot at math but not so hot at history"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    gelid, uneager, bleak, frosty, emotionless, bad, ice-cold, icy, pleasant, shivery, far, unpopular, refrigerant, frigid, nipping, passionless, acold, unsexy, crisp, unwanted, arctic, refrigerated, unheated, frozen, algid, legal, old, parky, nonradioactive, polar, glacial, chilly, luckless, stone-cold, tasteless, uncharged, cold, unskilled, stale, unlucky, nippy, raw, slow, unwarmed, rimy, frigorific, rimed, heatless, wintry, inactive, frore, cutting, nonviolent, refrigerating, snappy, cool

  16. hot(adj)

    newly made

    "a hot scent"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    ice-cold, snappy, glacial, unpopular, icy, luckless, frigorific, cold, acold, wintry, slow, polar, algid, frigid, frore, frosty, uneager, unwarmed, nippy, unlucky, unheated, pleasant, bleak, nipping, nonviolent, refrigerant, crisp, uncharged, arctic, chilly, rimy, shivery, unsexy, tasteless, passionless, frozen, cool, legal, stone-cold, inactive, old, unwanted, parky, gelid, stale, refrigerated, cutting, heatless, raw, rimed, bad, unskilled, nonradioactive, refrigerating, far, emotionless

  17. hot(adj)

    having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm

    "hot for travel"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    luckless, arctic, icy, bleak, parky, rimed, cutting, stone-cold, glacial, cool, bad, inactive, frore, unwanted, frosty, frigid, slow, gelid, chilly, cold, legal, far, old, shivery, snappy, wintry, nonviolent, nipping, rimy, unlucky, stale, refrigerating, heatless, frigorific, nonradioactive, passionless, tasteless, emotionless, unheated, ice-cold, uncharged, polar, refrigerated, acold, pleasant, algid, unwarmed, crisp, nippy, unsexy, unpopular, frozen, refrigerant, raw, uneager, unskilled

  18. hot(adj)

    of a seeker; very near to the object sought

    "you are hot"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    ice-cold, nipping, unwanted, old, stone-cold, cutting, pleasant, stale, icy, crisp, refrigerant, rimed, rimy, tasteless, glacial, unsexy, chilly, shivery, unheated, luckless, uncharged, frosty, far, unlucky, arctic, slow, emotionless, raw, unpopular, algid, wintry, refrigerated, frozen, frigid, parky, snappy, nonradioactive, inactive, acold, unwarmed, heatless, cool, uneager, unskilled, gelid, cold, bad, bleak, frigorific, frore, legal, passionless, polar, nonviolent, nippy, refrigerating

  19. hot(adj)

    having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity

    "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    luckless, icy, frosty, unheated, uneager, rimy, refrigerated, chilly, emotionless, nonviolent, unsexy, crisp, frigid, heatless, glacial, cold, cutting, gelid, acold, ice-cold, polar, snappy, legal, refrigerating, stale, pleasant, unskilled, tasteless, passionless, frozen, nippy, unlucky, wintry, stone-cold, inactive, bad, bleak, old, nipping, cool, parky, unwanted, frore, rimed, slow, nonradioactive, raw, algid, refrigerant, arctic, unpopular, uncharged, unwarmed, far, shivery, frigorific

  20. hot, live(adj)

    charged or energized with electricity

    "a hot wire"; "a live wire"

    alive(p), live(a), bouncy, blistering, raging, springy, red-hot, unrecorded, spicy, live, lively, alive, resilient

    unlucky, heatless, frosty, frigorific, uneager, unskilled, old, unheated, icy, unsexy, tasteless, ice-cold, glacial, refrigerated, cold, nipping, unwanted, legal, gelid, algid, frore, slow, acold, bad, unpopular, pleasant, rimed, unwarmed, far, stale, crisp, chilly, raw, frigid, nippy, arctic, parky, snappy, refrigerant, stone-cold, cool, shivery, nonviolent, inactive, cutting, emotionless, luckless, refrigerating, bleak, nonradioactive, frozen, polar, uncharged, passionless, wintry, rimy

  21. hot(adj)

    marked by excited activity

    "a hot week on the stock market"

    spicy, raging, red-hot, live, blistering

    icy, rimy, unpopular, uncharged, bad, parky, nipping, acold, unheated, arctic, cool, frigid, chilly, uneager, far, stone-cold, frosty, old, pleasant, cutting, cold, legal, luckless, refrigerating, snappy, glacial, frore, unskilled, bleak, nonviolent, nonradioactive, algid, emotionless, frozen, refrigerant, tasteless, wintry, heatless, gelid, frigorific, unsexy, rimed, refrigerated, unwarmed, passionless, shivery, ice-cold, unwanted, raw, polar, nippy, inactive, crisp, unlucky, stale, slow


  1. hot(adjective)

    Of a person, very physically or sexually attractive.

    That girl is hot!

    fit, tasty, attractive, sexy, beautiful, cute, studly, gorgeous, foxy, yummy, pretty, handsome, hunky, lush

  2. hot(adjective)



  3. hot(adjective)

    Of an object, having a high temperature.

    He forgot the frying pan was hot, and dropped it suddenly.


    icy, ice-cold, cold, chilly, cold as ice, glacial, chilled, freezing cold, frigid, freezing

  4. hot(adjective)

    Of the weather, causing the air to be hot.

    baking, boiling, sweltering, boiling hot, sultry

    cold, icy, freezing, freezing cold

  5. hot(adjective)

    Of a person or animal, feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.

    baking, boiling hot, boiling

    freezing, freezing cold

  6. hot(adjective)


    temperature, feverish

  7. hot(adjective)

    Of food, spicy.

    Before moving to India, I never ate hot food. The Indians love spicy food.

    spicy, tangy, piquant

    mild, bland

  8. hot(adjective)

    Electrically charged

    a hot wire


    neutral, dead

  9. hot(adjective)



English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hot

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hot

    fiery, burning, fervent, glowing, pungent, violent

Editors Contribution

  1. scorchy

    scorch, scorching. boiling item.

    he offered willy the boiling mug of tea.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 23, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hot(a.)

    burning, fiery, scalding

  2. hot(a.)

    irascible, excitable, impetuous, passionate, hasty, choleric, furious

  3. hot(a.)

    ardent, vehement, fervent, eager, glowing, animated, fervid, violent

  4. hot(a.)

    pungent, piquant, sharp, acrid, biting, peppery, high-flavored, high-seasoned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hot(a)

    torrid, sultry, fiery, scalding, scorching, grilling, broiling, tropical, candent, vehement, passionate, irascible, fervid, ardent, piquant, pungent, acrid, spicy

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How to use hot in a sentence?

  1. Heinrich Muller:

    Soup is never eaten as hot as it is cooked.

  2. George Schultze:

    While the company comes out of this slightly overleveraged, it has a strong business and will be able to pay down the debt, the debt market is so hot right now that I'm sure this offering will be oversubscribed.

  3. Rafa Cabrera Bello:

    I really didn't know what to expect, to be fair I've been playing good this year. I got off to a nice early hot start, hung in there, didn't give myself much chances of trouble.

  4. Simon Applebaum:

    For example a network like Bravo or Discovery, they sort of see scripted as a natural way to expand their brand, they are also trying to take advantage of the fact that scripted is white hot. Everybody wants to do it. There are so many ways to do it now. There are so many people that want to get in and do scripted television. The rise of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon has really raised the creative bar about what people can do.

  5. Scott Gottlieb:

    There's going to be parts of the country that get hot where there's a lot of infection.

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