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heat

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of heat

  1. 1 depth of feeling <informed the doctor, with considerable heat, that she had been kept waiting for three hours> Synonyms ardency, emotion, enthusiasm, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, ardor, intenseness, intensity, passion, passionateness, vehemence, violence, warmth, white heatRelated Words cathexis; emotionalism, emotionality, histrionics, mawkishness, melodrama, sappiness, sentimentality; eagerness, earnestness, excitement, gusto, keenness, zest; fanaticism, fever, hot-bloodedness, infatuation, mania, obsession, zeal; compassion, responsiveness, sentiment, sympathy, tenderness; torridity, torridnessNear Antonyms aloofness, calmness, collectedness, composure, detachedness, dryness, phlegm, reserve, reservedness, reticence, taciturnity; apathy, indifference, stoicism, stoniness, unconcern; stiffness, woodenness; chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidnessAntonyms impassiveness, impassivity, insensibility, insensibleness, insensitiveness, insensitivity

  2. 2 slang  a portable weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder <a private detective packing heat> Synonyms arm, firearm, gun [slang], piece, small armRelated Words derringer, forty-five (or .45), gat [slang], handgun, pistol, revolver, rod [slang], roscoe [slang], sidearm, six-gun, six-shooter, zip gun; self-loader, semiautomatic; blunderbuss, breechloader, culverin, fieldpiece, firelock, flintlock, harquebus (or arquebus), matchlock, musket, rifle, shotgun, smoothbore, twenty-two (or .22); AK-47, assault rifle, assault weapon, automatic, carbine, machine gun, machine pistol, repeater, submachine gun, tommy gun; speargun

  3. 3 slang  a body of officers of the law <he thought he was so slick, but the heat was onto him in no time> Synonyms constabulary, finest, force, fuzz, police [slang], man, police forceRelated Words bluecoat, bobby [British], bull [slang], constable, cop, copper, gendarme, officer, peeler [British], policeman, police officer, policewoman, shamus [slang], trooper




heat

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of heat

  1. to cause to have or give off heat to a moderate degree <heat water for tea> <heat the oven to 350 degrees before you put the cake in> Synonyms warm, hot (up) [chiefly Southern, southern Midland, & British], toastRelated Words overheat, superheat; reheat, rewarm; thaw; bake, cook, roast; burn, char, fire, parch, scald, scorch, searNear Antonyms freeze, frost, ice, supercoolAntonyms chill, cool, refrigerate




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