English version

hotly

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhotlyhot‧ly /ˈhɒtli $ ˈhɑːtli/ adverb 🔊 🔊 1 ANGRYin an excited or angry wayhotly 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 out of the store, hotly pursued (=chased closely) by security guards.
Examples from the Corpus
hotlyI hate this man, she thought hotly.But privatization of any government function has been hotly contested issue in Sacramento.Those provisions were the most hotly debated during the eight days the bill was considered in the Senate.Few subjects are more hotly debated in curriculum committees.Whilst the consequences of these changes may be hotly debated, their marketing impact on business enterprises has been immense.And if those whose symbols were thus explained hotly denied the interpretations, that would simply be further proof.Even that much is hotly disputed.hotly debated/disputed/denied etcEven that much is hotly disputed.The significance of this long-term advantage is still being hotly debated.Whether the abandoned innards, which are consumed by coyotes and ravens, harbor the disease is hotly debated.Mackowiak says the causes, benefits and dangers of fever in humans are hotly debated among researchers.This is hotly denied of course.Fifty-two percent of California voters approved the hotly debated term-limits initiative in 1990.And if those whose symbols were thus explained hotly denied the interpretations, that would simply be further proof.Whilst the consequences of these changes may be hotly debated, their marketing impact on business enterprises has been immense.hotly contestedOn the other hand, Best Supporting Actress was hotly contested.This approximate definition, not unlike others in hotly contested areas of inquiry, is also a guide to further research.That unit is expected to fetch about $ 9 billion in a hotly contested auction within a few weeks.The requests may signal that the jurors are focusing on the hotly contested blood evidence.The range includes the new 1.6 Lantra in the hotly contested Ford Escort category.These last propositions were hotly contested in the apostolic community.But privatization of any government function has been hotly contested issue in Sacramento.H are the highest profile and most hotly contested items on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.