adjective Date: 1886 marked by anger or passion <
a heated argument
heatedly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heated — adj. 1. characterized by great warmth and intensity of feeling; as, a heated argument. Opposite of {dispassionate, passionless}. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, hot, impassioned, perfervid, torrid. [WordNet 1.5] 2. supplied …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • heated — heated; un·heated; su·per·heated; …   English syllables

  • heated — [adj1] angry acrimonious, ardent, avid, bitter, excited, fervent, fervid, feverish, fierce, fiery, frenzied, furious, hectic, impassioned, indignant, intense, irate, ireful, mad, passionate, raging, stormy, tempestuous, vehement, violent,… …   New thesaurus

  • heated — index hot blooded, vehement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • heated — in figurative sense agitated, inflamed, 1590s, pp. adj. from HEAT (Cf. heat) (v.). Related: Heatedly …   Etymology dictionary

  • heated — [hēt′id] adj. 1. hot 2. vehement, impassioned, or angry heatedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • heated — heat|ed [ hitəd ] adjective * 1. ) a heated discussion or argument is one in which people get angry and excited: They were engaged in a heated debate about the problem. a ) someone who gets heated becomes angry and excited as they speak: Robert… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heated */ — UK [ˈhiːtɪd] / US [ˈhɪtəd] adjective 1) made warm enough for people to use a heated swimming pool a poorly heated studio centrally heated: We are used to the comfort of our centrally heated homes. 2) a) a heated discussion or argument is one in… …   English dictionary

  • heated — [[t]hi͟ːtɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A heated discussion or quarrel is one where the people involved are angry and excited. It was a very heated argument and they were shouting at each other... Our discussions were rather heated. Ant: calm 2) ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • heated — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, ablaze, acrimonious, afire, angry, ardent, aroused, baked, baking, bitter, blistering, boiled, boiling, boiling over, braised, breathless, broiled, broiling, browned, burning, burning hot, burning with… …   Moby Thesaurus

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