Meaning of “hotly” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “hotly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hotly" in American English

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hotlyadverb

us /ˈhɑt·li/

in an angry and excited way:

She hotly denied having taken the money.
The race for district leader was hotly contested (= the competition was strong).

(Definition of “hotly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)