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hot-blooded

[hot-bluhd-id] /ˈhɒtˈblʌd ɪd/
adjective
1.
excitable; impetuous.
2.
ardent, passionate, or virile.
3.
adventuresome, exciting, or characterized by adventure and excitement.
4.
(of livestock) of superior or pure breeding.
5.
(of horses) being a Thoroughbred or having Arab blood.
Origin of hot-blooded
1590-1600
1590-1600
Related forms
hot-bloodedness, noun
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  • A thoroughbred, hot-blooded as it might be, was always sincere.

  • Dumoulin was hot-blooded, noisy, unmethodical, always in a state of fuss and fume!

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • I should say my sister was just a young, wild, highly sensitive, hot-blooded female of the species.

  • I know he is a hot-blooded old reprobate—that father of yours.

    Dross Henry Seton Merriman
  • The Frenchmen, hot-blooded and mutinous, would have openly resisted had they not been in the minority.

  • Some are born phlegmatic, some are passionate and hot-blooded.

  • I trifled with one of your students, a reckless and hot-blooded man, and inspired him with a tyrannous passion.

    Tales of the Chesapeake George Alfred Townsend
  • I was hot-blooded in those days, and my honor was touched, but I never blamed her.

    The Golden House Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for hot-blooded

hot-blooded

adjective
1.
passionate or excitable
2.
(of a horse) being of thoroughbred stock
Derived Forms
hot-bloodedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hot-blooded
adj.

"passionate," 1590s; a relic of medieval physiology theory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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