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
British dialect claggy
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
literary 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
informal 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
informal big, in, now, hip, trendy, cool
British informal, 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
informal 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 informal dodgy, bent
ANTONYMS

lawful


Phrases

    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
    informal

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

    informal

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

    British informal

    cheesed off, brassed off, narked, ratty, shirty

    North American informal

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

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    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
    informal

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

    North American

    devil

    informal

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

    Australian informal

    heavy

    ANTONYMS

    leave in peace