hotly
adverb Date: 15th century in a hot manner <
a hotly contested series
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  • Hotly — Hot ly, adv. [From {Hot}, a.] 1. In a hot or fiery manner; ardently; vehemently; violently; hastily; as, a hotly pursued. [1913 Webster] 2. In a lustful manner; lustfully. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hotly — 1520s, from HOT (Cf. hot) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Cf. O.E. hatlice ardently …   Etymology dictionary

  • hotly — [[t]hɒ̱tli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v If people discuss, argue, or say something hotly, they speak in a lively or angry way, because they feel strongly. You re a fool, then, she said hotly... The bank hotly denies any wrongdoing. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • hotly — hot|ly [ˈhɔtli US ˈha:tli] adv 1.) in an excited or angry way hotly debated/disputed/denied etc ▪ The rumor has been hotly denied. 2.) done with a lot of energy and effort ▪ one of the most hotly contested congressional elections ▪ The man ran… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hotly — hot|ly [ hatli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that shows you have very strong feelings about something: hotly denied/disputed: Rumors of a split have been hotly denied by the band s manager. 2. ) involving people who are competing very hard with one… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hotly — adverb 1 hotly debated/disputed/denied etc discussed etc very angrily or with very strong feelings: The rumor has been hotly denied. 2 hotly pursued chased closely by someone: The man ran out of the store hotly pursued by two security guards …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hotly — UK [ˈhɒtlɪ] / US [ˈhɑtlɪ] adverb 1) in a way that shows you have very strong feelings about something hotly denied/disputed: Rumours of a split have been hotly denied by the band s manager. 2) involving people who are competing very hard with one …   English dictionary

  • hotly — [ˈhɒtli] adv 1) in a way that shows that you have very strong feelings about something Rumours of a split have been hotly denied by the band s manager.[/ex] 2) involving people who are competing very hard with one another a hotly contested… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hotly — /ˈhɒtli/ (say hotlee) adverb 1. keenly: hotly pursued. 2. angrily or excitedly: arguing hotly …   Australian English dictionary

  • hotly — hot·ly (hŏtʹlē) adv. In an intense or fiery way: a hotly contested will. * * * …   Universalium

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