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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 of heat ardency, emotion, enthusiasm, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, ardor, intenseness, intensity, passion, passionateness, vehemence, violence, warmth, white heatWords Related to heat 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 of heat aloofness, calmness, collectedness, composure, detachedness, dryness, phlegm, reserve, reservedness, reticence, taciturnity; apathy, indifference, stoicism, stoniness, unconcern; stiffness, woodenness; chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidnessAntonyms of heat 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 of heat arm, firearm, gun [slang], piece, small armWords Related to heat 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 of heat constabulary, finest, force, fuzz, police [slang], man, police forceWords Related to heat 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 of heat warm, hot (up) [chiefly Southern, southern Midland, & British], toastWords Related to heat overheat, superheat; reheat, rewarm; thaw; bake, cook, roast; burn, char, fire, parch, scald, scorch, searNear Antonyms of heat freeze, frost, ice, supercoolAntonyms of heat chill, cool, refrigerate



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