Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Easily excited or aroused: a hot-blooded youth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Easily angered or excited; lustful; passionate; excitable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having hot blood; excitable; high-spirited; irritable; ardent; passionate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having hot blood; hence, of an excitable temper; high-spirited; irritable; passionate: amatory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. prone to emotion

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Examples

  • It was a windy, bitter-cold night (always a plus for this hot-blooded animal).

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  • It's unique, intense and as hot-blooded as a charging bull.

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  • Yet, crucially for America's as well as his own future, Washington was endowed with preternatural leadership qualities — primarily the ability to seem confident when privately he felt, as Mr. Chernow puts it, "gloomy, scathing, hot-blooded and pessimistic."

    O Captain, Our Captain

  • The parade of visual stimulation that Madrid provided — no human could turn down the invitation to view the exquisite buildings with their elaborate décor, the turbulent history and hot-blooded culture and the glamour that clustered in and around all three.

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  • Drab-colored, swamp-bound simpletons, they were left to sit in the Mesozoic muck until the great "Dinosaur Renaissance" of the 1970s gave them a supercharged, hot-blooded overhaul.

    That's Not a Dinosaur!

  • The 145-work "Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance" demonstrates how the Flemish painter's 1508 trip to Rome paved the way for such Northern European painters as Rubens to adopt Italy's hot-blooded subjects and painting styles.

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  • In other words, just like we are not all maids or gardeners, full-bodied bombshells or hot-blooded lovers, we are also not all getting married and having children in traditional ways.

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  • As the family-oriented police drama continues its successful limited run on Wednesdays, it's a big episode for Donnie Wahlberg's hot-blooded Danny Reagan.

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  • Joan Snyder "Landscape" (1970) A 2007 MacArthur Foundation fellow, Ms. Snyder (b. 1940) is an autobiographical and confessional artist—a hot-blooded romantic and a no-holds-barred expressionist who embraces anything and everything (crafts and children's art; Mondrian and graffiti).

    The Lady of the Wild Things

  • Just like we are not all maids or gardeners, full-bodied bombshells or hot-blooded lovers, we are also not all getting married and having children in traditional ways.

    Galina Espinoza: The Myth Of The Latina Mami

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