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[hee-tid] /ˈhi tɪd/
made hot or hotter; warmed.
excited; inflamed; vehement:
a heated discussion.
Origin of heated
First recorded in 1585-95; heat + -ed2
Related forms
heatedly, adverb
heatedness, noun
unheated, adjective
well-heated, adjective
2. passionate, impassioned, fierce. Unabridged
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  • "You can let go of Bob," she said heatedly, as soon as they were in the room with the door shut.

    Betty Gordon in Washington Alice B. Emerson
  • "You kin 'pshaw' till the cows come home," cried the other heatedly.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • Whatever she had to stand from the players was her own fault, flashed Susan Atwell heatedly.

  • "I shall feel as if you had flung them in my face if you give them back to me," heatedly.

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • It was empty, but on the floor lay the pillow slip which Sylvia had defended from John so heatedly.

    The Opened Shutters Clara Louise Burnham
  • "It was an unexpected blow; it caught me unawares," he said heatedly.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • "Then I've a good mind to sue 'em for libel for the inquiries they made already," said Million heatedly.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
British Dictionary definitions for heatedly


made hot; warmed
impassioned or highly emotional
Derived Forms
heatedly, adverb
heatedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for heatedly



in figurative sense "agitated, inflamed," 1590s, past participle adjective from heat (v.). Related: Heatedly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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