[ hot-bluhd-id ]
See synonyms for hot-blooded on
  1. excitable; impetuous.

  2. ardent, passionate, or virile.

  1. adventuresome, exciting, or characterized by adventure and excitement.

  2. (of livestock) of superior or pure breeding.

  3. (of horses) being a Thoroughbred or having Arab blood.

Origin of hot-blooded

First recorded in 1590–1600

Other words from hot-blooded

  • hot-blood·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby hot-blooded Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use hot-blooded in a sentence

  • From his earliest youth Pierre Franois, handsome and long-limbed, hot-blooded and vain, thirsted after adventure.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • But the hot-blooded sailors rowed in among them and cut fiercely with their cutlasses, so that hardly any of them escaped.

  • I know he is a hot-blooded old reprobate—that father of yours.

    Dross | Henry Seton Merriman
  • In the second period the great leaders of popular migrations emerge, young, vigorous, hot-blooded.

  • It is convenient no doubt to ignore them in our hot-blooded carelessness, but the time will come when they must find us out.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat | Mrs. Henry Wood

British Dictionary definitions for hot-blooded


  1. passionate or excitable

  2. (of a horse) being of thoroughbred stock

Derived forms of hot-blooded

  • hot-bloodedness, noun

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