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adjective as in burning

adjective as in flaming

adjective as in incandescent

adjective as in torrid

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Example Sentences

Or maybe, just maybe, he will zing the president on a white-hot issue dominating every waking moment for, um, some voters.

But publicly, it chose to say little, hoping to maintain a neutral position in a white-hot international scandal.

Over the past few decades, the study of telomeres has risen to become a white-hot area of very legitimate scientific research.

A half second later I felt as if scores of white hot branding irons were suddenly pressed against my skin.

Over the past few decades, research into telomeres has become a "white-hot area of science," says Singer.

He swore vows of reverence and knighthood; he fell upon his knees before her, weeping, his soul white-hot with awe.

But, as your eminence may notice, the first crucible is turning white hot; it is time to draw the charge.

For an instant he saw thousands of tons of white-hot lava rise into the air, then it fell into the sea.

A momentary wind blew the area clear long enough for him to glimpse white-hot lava.

With a quick movement he placed the white-hot length of flint firmly against the delicate skin of the instep and held it there.


On this page you'll find 170 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to white-hot, such as: fiery, flaming, gleaming, glowing, hot, and scorching.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.