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English definition of “hotly”

hotly

adverb
 
 
/ˈhɒtli/
in an angry or excited way: He hotly denied the rumours.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
hotly contested If a race, election, or other competition is hotly contested, everyone is trying very hard to win it.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportCompeting in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
(Definition of hotly from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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