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English definition of “hotly”

hotly

adverb     /ˈhɒt.li/ US  /ˈhɑːt.li/
in an angry or excited way: She hotly denied having taken the money.Angry and displeasedBad-temperedExcited, interested and enthusiastic closely and with determination: He ran down the street, hotly pursued by two police officers. a hotly contested electionAngry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of hotly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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