heat·​ed | \ˈhē-təd \

Definition of heated 

: marked by anger or passion a heated argument

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Other Words from heated

heatedly adverb

Examples of heated in a Sentence

Their conversation quickly became heated. a heated discussion about who should pay for the pizza

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Anthem's decision to explore other parking solutions ends what was heading toward a heated battle with neighbors as the company sought city approval. James Briggs, Indianapolis Star, "Anthem backs off plan to pave over Downtown Indianapolis green space for executive parking," 11 July 2018 Budden's response led to a heated battle on wax, in which the New Jersey native fired off three consecutive diss tracks aimed at Drizzy. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Joe Budden Offers Up Some Theories Behind Drake's Subliminal Shots at Kanye West on 'Scorpion'," 5 July 2018 Attracting Millennials The new subscription model is the latest salvo in a heated battle for what the movie business most craves: frequent moviegoers. Jake Coyle, azcentral, "AMC Theatres is launching $20 subscription service. But who is it for?," 20 June 2018 Cisneros has been locked in a heated battle with Democrat Andy Thorburn for the number two spot in that district. Maeve Reston, CNN, "Error leaves 118,000 voters in California off rosters in Los Angeles County," 5 June 2018 Following Rhimes' move to Netflix, a heated battle emerged for her writers. Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "TV’s Arms Race for Talent Is Blowing Up Traditional Studio Deals," 24 May 2018 Another heated exchange between Israel and Gaza over the weekend illustrated the challenges to peace with the Palestinians and the Arab world. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "Netanyahu Presses to Build Relations in Gulf States," 28 Oct. 2018 Just one week after Whoopi's heated exchange with judge Jeanine Pirro, the two got into it over something controversial President Donald Trump said at one of his recent rallies. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Stars Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain Got Super Heated Over the "War on Christmas"," 2 Aug. 2018 In a heated exchange with radio host Wendy Williams, Whitney laid into Williams for always talking about her. Billboard, "6 Reasons Whitney Houston Is an Inspiration & Icon to the LGBTQ Community," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of heated

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heated was in 1886

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English Language Learners Definition of heated

: including a system that provides warmth

: marked by excited or angry feelings


heat·​ed | \ˈhē-təd \

Kids Definition of heated

1 : hot sense 1 heated water

2 : angry heated words

Other Words from heated

heatedly adverb They argued heatedly.

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