heated

adjective
heat·​ed | \ ˈhē-təd How to pronounce heated (audio) \

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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As 10 of the 20 candidates took to the stage on the first night of the Democratic primary presidential debates Wednesday, there was bound to be some heated arguments among the group of senators, a governor, a mayor, and Congress members. Mythili Sampathkumar, Fortune, "4 Times 2020 Candidates Clashed During the Democratic Debate," 27 June 2019 In a late January win over the Lakers, with the outcome long not in doubt, Bell got into a heated argument with head coach Steve Kerr during the team huddle. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Jordan Bell: Enigmatic big man might be out of chances with Warriors," 26 June 2019 Two days ago, a heated argument with her mother ended with Alondra getting tossed out into a cold January night, with all of her possessions stuffed into two suitcases. Leila Atassi, cleveland.com, "Housing insecurity continues to plague Alondra Rivera; resources reserved for those living in shelters: A Greater Cleveland," 25 June 2019 Neighbors had reported a heated argument; police later stated that Johnson and Symonds appeared fine and that no further action was required. Luke Mcgee, CNN, "Boris Johnson is in denial about the reality of Brexit," 25 June 2019 Police found two people involved in a heated argument about vehicle ownership. oregonlive.com, "Cops called over neighbor’s immodest towel wrap: Forest Grove Police Log," 10 June 2019 The pair were involved in a heated argument after Kessie was substituted during the loss to Inter in March and the Ivorian met with then Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso to discuss the ruckus. SI.com, "Milan 'Willing to Listen' to Offers for Star Midfielder Franck Kessie Amid Premier League Interest," 9 June 2019 Despite the heated trade war rhetoric, so far, the tariff rates have been relatively light and have spared many major categories of Chinese exports. Gwynn Guilford, Quartz, "The trade war is already pushing businesses out of China—and it could be permanent," 14 June 2019 Rannazzisi made the comments in the homestretch of Republican Blackburn’s heated Senate race against former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen. Jonathan Mattise, The Seattle Times, "Ex-DEA official says Blackburn had warning on opioid law," 26 Oct. 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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heated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of heated

: including a system that provides warmth
: marked by excited or angry feelings

heated

adjective
heat·​ed | \ ˈhē-təd How to pronounce heated (audio) \

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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