Synonyms of hot in English:

hot


See definition of hot

adjective

1‘they provided plenty of good hot food’

SYNONYMS

heated, piping, piping hot, sizzling, steaming, roasting, boiling, boiling hot, searing, scorching, scalding, red-hot

ANTONYMS

cold

2‘it was a beautiful hot day’

SYNONYMS

very warm, balmy, summery, tropical, boiling, boiling hot, blazing hot, baking, scorching, roasting, searing, flaming, parching, blistering, oven-like

sweltering, torrid, sultry, humid, muggy, close, airless, oppressive, stifling

ANTONYMS

chilly

3‘she felt hot and her throat was parched’

SYNONYMS

feverish, fevered, febrile, burning, flushed

informal with a temperature

rare pyretic

4‘a very hot dish cooked with green chilli’

SYNONYMS

spicy, spiced, peppery, piquant, highly seasoned, sharp, fiery, strong, pungent, aromatic

ANTONYMS

mild

5‘hot rage surged through him again’

SYNONYMS

angry, indignant, furious, fiery, seething, raging, boiling, fuming

wrathful, enraged, infuriated, inflamed

ANTONYMS

calm

6‘it remains the subject of hot debate’

SYNONYMS

animated, heated, fierce, lively, intense, passionate, impassioned, spirited, ardent, fervent, feverish

furious, violent, ferocious, acrimonious, stormy, tempestuous, savage

rare fervid, passional

ANTONYMS

dispassionate

7‘he found the competition too hot’

SYNONYMS

fierce, intense, keen, competitive, cut-throat, dog-eat-dog, ruthless, aggressive, strong, powerful

ANTONYMS

weak

8‘the romance was the hottest story in Fleet Street’

SYNONYMS

new, fresh, recent, late, up to date, up to the minute

brand new, just out, just released, just issued, hot off the press

bang up to date

ANTONYMS

old

9‘this band is seriously hot’

SYNONYMS

popular, in demand, sought-after, in favour, well liked, well loved

fashionable, in fashion, in vogue, all the rage

big, in, now, hip, trendy, cool

British dated all the go

ANTONYMS

unpopular, out of fashion

10‘Tony is hot on local history’

SYNONYMS

knowledgeable about, well informed about, au fait with, up on, well versed in, au courant with

skilled at, expert at, enthusiastic about, keen on

clued up about, genned up about

ANTONYMS

ill-informed, apathetic

11‘computer hardware is the most saleable category of hot goods’

SYNONYMS

stolen, illegally obtained, under the counter, illegal, illicit, unlawful, smuggled, bootleg, contraband

British dodgy, bent

ANTONYMS

lawful


Phrases

    blow hot and cold

      ‘he had been stringing her along, blowing hot and cold’

      SYNONYMS

      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

      dilly-dally

      ANTONYMS

      be decisive

    hot on the heels of

      ‘critique followed hot on the heels of this pioneering work’

      SYNONYMS

      close behind, soon after, shortly after, directly after, right after, straight after, immediately after, hard on the heels of, following closely

      ANTONYMS

      far behind

    hot under the collar

      ‘Nick got really hot under the collar about the issue’

      SYNONYMS

      angry, annoyed, furious, irate, infuriated, incensed, enraged, cross, in a temper, irritated, put out, fed up, aggrieved

      aggravated, peeved, miffed, mad, riled, hacked off, peed off

      British

      cheesed off, brassed off, narked, ratty, shirty

      North American

      teed off, ticked off, sore, bent out of shape

      NZ Australian

      snaky, crook

      vulgar slang

      pissed off

      literary

      ireful

      ANTONYMS

      pleased

    make it/things hot for someone

      ‘make it hot for her and she'll soon go away’

      SYNONYMS

      harass, hound, plague, badger, harry, pester, bother, bully, intimidate, pick on, persecute, victimize, terrorize

      North American

      devil

      hassle, give someone hell, give someone a hard time, get on someone's back

      Australian

      heavy

      ANTONYMS

      leave in peace