American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Angry; vehement; impassioned: a heated argument.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. characterized by great warmth and intensity of feeling. Opposite of
- adj. supplied with a mechanism for heating; -- of structures or devices. Opposite of
- adj. made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
- adj. marked by emotional heat; vehement.
“But Monday night, at the Ward 5 Democratic Committee straw poll, one of Moten's friends said Gray supporters were the aggressors in what he described as a heated dispute outside Michigan Park Christian Church.”
“But then few other parts of the world (except the US and Canada and the odd bit of down under) are rich in heated chairlifts, perfectly groomed slopes and constellation-sized networks of pistes.”
“After an indeterminate time, he regained consciousness to find four people in heated discussion by his now-ruined contraption.”
“Some of the men were offloading more equipment from the helicopter, others in heated discussions, and a couple of men stood quietly and alert, guarding the entrance to the station.”
“Aetna Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. also found themselves in heated talks with hospitals that wanted big payment increases.”
“THE BAD NEWS: Tyler Wilkerson, Darryl Merthie and Chris Lutz all graduate, Wilkerson added front line punch, Lutz heated from the outside and the versatile Merthie did a bit of everything.”
“You would reject a situation that deprived you of the ability to engage in heated argument, said heated argument being of such character that you anticipate your opponent might be aroused in anger or other emotion to the point they would literally obtain an impulsive urge to kill you.”
“New ad released in heated battle for Obama's old senate seat”
“Guliani backed Rubio Monday in heated comments directed at Crist and Obama.”
“He's got the whole of america actively involved in heated debate.”
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