Definition of hotly in English:



  • In a passionate, excited, or angry way.

    ‘the rumors were hotly denied’
    ‘hotly debated issues’
    • ‘But the good woman lived, and the doctor accused her of foul play, which she hotly denied.’
    • ‘The argument over using animal hide for designer clothes continues to be a hotly debated subject the world over.’
    • ‘One of the most hotly debated questions in the literature is that of the appropriate price specification.’
    • ‘However, this was hotly denied by a convenor of referees who declined to be named for fear of victimisation.’
    • ‘Kenyans are currently hotly debating the issue following the launch of a project to design a national costume for the country.’
    • ‘Much of the real reason for anti-Americanism of this type - though it will be hotly denied - is nothing more than envy.’
    • ‘Either he will hotly deny the accusation, or he will attempt to justify his disdain for or hatred of women.’
    • ‘Immigration reform has been one of the hotly debated issues on the campaign trail.’
    • ‘She said she expects this issue to be hotly debated over the fall semester.’
    • ‘These issues are hotly debated in the platforms of political parties.’
    • ‘Solicitors and estate agents hotly deny the systematic underpricing of property in order to ramp up interest.’
    • ‘A fourth element is patients' demand for surgical delivery, a hotly debated issue, especially in Brazil.’
    • ‘One of the most hotly debated issues is whether or not a Yoga teacher should be a vegan and by extension animal rights.’
    • ‘This is a hotly disputed issue today where the REPS have very tight controls on even hedge cutting in spring especially.’
    • ‘It was the only way I could protect myself from the burning of the passion that burns so hotly in them.’
    • ‘It was the most hotly debated issue in the committee and will be again on Thursday and Friday.’
    • ‘The ship has made headlines for a number of reasons this year, including hotly denied allegations of slave labour.’
    • ‘The effect of political liberalization on performance is a hotly debated issue as well.’
    • ‘Another hotly disputed issue that has been well publicised is the council's role in planning applications.’
    • ‘One of the most hotly disputed issues in Newry and Mourne over the past few years has been the matter of the wall at Crieve Court.’
    vehemently, vigorously, strenuously, fiercely, passionately, heatedly, with a vengeance
    closely, swiftly, quickly, hotfoot, without delay
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