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
    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 something hot for

    ‘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
    informal hassle, give someone hell, give someone a hard time, get on someone's back
    Australian informal heavy
    ANTONYMS

    leave in peace