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Handsome vs. Hot — What's the Difference?

Handsome vs. Hot — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Handsome and Hot

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Handsome

Pleasing in form or appearance, especially having strong or distinguished features
A handsome man.
A woman with a handsome face.
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Hot

Having or giving off heat; capable of burning.
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Handsome

Having stately or attractive proportions or appearance; impressive
A handsome manor.
A sleek, handsome car.
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Hot

Being at a high temperature.
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Handsome

Large in amount or measure; generous or considerable
A handsome reward.
Won by a handsome margin.
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Hot

Being at or exhibiting a temperature that is higher than normal or desirable
A hot forehead.
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Handsome

Marked by or requiring skill or dexterity
Did some handsome maneuvers on the skating rink.
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Hot

Causing a burning sensation, as in the mouth; spicy
Hot peppers.
A hot curry.
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Handsome

Appropriate or fitting
A handsome location for the new school.
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Hot

Charged or energized with electricity
A hot wire.
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Handsome

Having a pleasing appearance, good-looking, attractive, particularly
That is one handsome tree you've got there.
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Hot

Radioactive or designed to use radioactive materials.
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Handsome

Attractively manly, having a pleasing face and overall effect.
I was tripping over his own feet coming in out of the surf.
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Hot

Marked by intensity of emotion; ardent or fiery
A hot temper.
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Handsome

Statuesque, beautiful in a masculine or otherwise imposing way.
She was either handsome or her uniform created a flattering effect but—being very nearsighted—he couldn't tell from this distance.
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Hot

Having or displaying great enthusiasm; eager
Hot for travel.
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Handsome

Good, appealing, appropriate.
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Hot

(Informal) Arousing intense interest, excitement, or controversy
A hot new book.
A hot topic.
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Handsome

(of weather) Fine, clear and bright.
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Hot

(Informal) Marked by excited activity or energy
A hot week on the stock market.
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Handsome

Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; appropriate.
A handsome style
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Hot

Violent; raging
A hot battle.
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Handsome

Generous or noble in character.
Handsome is as handsome does.
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Hot

Sexually attractive.
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Handsome

Ample; moderately large.
A handsome salary
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Hot

Sexually attracted; full of desire
In this week's show, the surgeon is really hot for the new intern.
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Handsome

Dexterous; skillful.
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Hot

Sexually aroused.
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Handsome

To render handsome.
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Hot

Recently stolen
A hot car.
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Handsome

Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; - applied to things as persons.
That they [engines of war] be both easy to be carried and handsome to be moved and turned about.
For a thief it is so handsome as it may seem it was first invented for him.
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Hot

Wanted by the police
A hot suspect.
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Handsome

Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; - expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
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Hot

Close to a successful solution or conclusion
Hot on the trail.
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Handsome

Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and ease; graceful; becoming; appropriate; as, a handsome style, etc.
Easiness and handsome address in writing.
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Hot

Most recent; new or fresh
A hot news item.
The hot fashions for fall.
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Handsome

Evincing a becoming generosity or nobleness of character; liberal; generous.
Handsome is as handsome does.
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Hot

Currently very popular or successful
One of the hottest young talents around.
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Handsome

Ample; moderately large.
He . . . accumulated a handsome sum of money.
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Hot

Requiring immediate action or attention
A hot opportunity.
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Handsome

To render handsome.
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Hot

(Slang) Very good or impressive. Often used in the negative
I'm not so hot at math.
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Handsome

Pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion;
A fine-looking woman
A good-looking man
Better-looking than her sister
Very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome
Our southern women are well-favored
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Hot

(Slang) Funny or absurd
Told a hot one about the neighbors' dog.
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Handsome

Given or giving freely;
Was a big tipper
The bounteous goodness of God
Bountiful compliments
A freehanded host
A handsome allowance
Saturday's child is loving and giving
A liberal backer of the arts
A munificent gift
Her fond and openhanded grandfather
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Hot

Performing with great skill and daring
A hot drummer.
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Hot

Having or characterized by repeated successes
A player who is on a hot streak.
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Hot

Fast and responsive
A hot sports car.
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Hot

Unusually lucky
Hot at craps.
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Hot

(Music) Of, relating to, or being an emotionally charged style of performance marked by strong rhythms and improvisation
Hot jazz.
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Hot

Bold and bright.
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Hot

In a hot manner; hotly.
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Hot

While hot
Foods that are best eaten hot.
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Hot

(Informal) To cause to increase in intensity or excitement. Often used with up
"His book is an exercise in the fashionable art of instant history, in which every episode is hotted up with an anecdote" (Harper's).
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Hot

Relating to heat and conditions which produce it.
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Hot

(of an object) Having or giving off a high temperature.
He forgot that the frying pan was hot and burned his hand.
It is too hot to be outside.
It is hotter in summer than in winter.
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Hot

(of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of heat, especially to the point of discomfort.
I was so hot from being in the sun too long.
Aren't you hot with that thick coat on?
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Hot

Feverish.
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Hot

Active, in use or ready for use (like a bullet or a firing range), turned on (like a microphone or camera).
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Hot

Electrically charged.
A hot wire
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Hot

(informal) Radioactive.
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Hot

(figurative) Relating to excited emotions.
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Hot

(of a temper) Easily provoked to anger.
Be careful, he has a hot temper and may take it out on you.
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Hot

Very physically and/or sexually attractive.
That stripper is hot!
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Hot

(slang) Sexual or sexy; involving sexual intercourse or sexual excitement.
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Hot

(slang) Sexually aroused; randy.
Enough foreplay! You’ve gotten me so hot already!
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Hot

Extremely attracted to.
Hot for her English teacher
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Hot

Relating to popularity, quality, or the state of being interesting.
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Hot

(informal) Very good, remarkable, exciting.
He's a hot young player, we should give him a trial.
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Hot

Popular; in demand.
This new pickup is so hot we can't keep it in stock!
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Hot

Of great current interest; provoking current debate or controversy.
A hot topic
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Hot

Performing strongly; having repeated successes.
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Hot

Fresh; just released.
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Hot

Relating to danger or risk.
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Hot

Uncomfortable, difficult to deal with; awkward, dangerous, unpleasant.
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Hot

(slang) Characterized by police presence or activity.
I wouldn't speed through here if I was you. This area is hot this time of night.
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Hot

Stolen.
Hot merchandise
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Hot

Not covered by funds on account.
I wouldn't trust him. He gave me a hot check last week.
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Hot

Very close to finding or guessing something to be found or guessed.
Am I warm yet? — You're hot!
He was hot on her tail.
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Hot

(of food) Spicy, pungent, piquant, as some chilis and other spices are.
This kind of chili pepper is way too hot for my taste.
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Hot

(of an electric musical instrument) Loud, producing a strong electric signal for the amplifier.
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Hot

(slang) Used to emphasize the short duration or small quantity of something
He was finished in a hot minute.
I dated him for a hot second.
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Hot

Extremely fast or with great speed.
That plane's coming in hot!
A hot pass
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Hot

Hotly, at a high temperature.
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Hot

Rapidly, quickly.
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Hot

(especially in the phrase "come in hot", "go in hot") While shooting, while firing one's weapon(s).
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Hot

To heat; to make or become hot.
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Hot

To become lively or exciting.
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Hot

Having much sensible heat; exciting the feeling of warmth in a great degree; very warm; - opposed to cold, and exceeding warm in degree; as, a hot stove; hot water or air.
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Hot

Characterized by heat, ardor, or animation; easily excited; firely; vehement; passionate; violent; eager.
Achilles is impatient, hot, and revengeful.
There was mouthing in hot haste.
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Hot

Lustful; lewd; lecherous.
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Hot

Acrid; biting; pungent; as, hot as mustard.
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Hot

Used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning;
Hot stove
Hot water
A hot August day
A hot stuffy room
She's hot and tired
A hot forehead
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Hot

Characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense;
The fighting became hot and heavy
A hot engagement
A raging battle
The river became a raging torrent
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Hot

Extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm;
A hot temper
A hot topic
A hot new book
A hot love affair
A hot argument
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Hot

(color) bold and intense;
Hot pink
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Hot

Sexually excited or exciting;
Was hot for her
Hot pants
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Hot

Recently stolen or smuggled;
Hot merchandise
A hot car
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Hot

Very fast;
A blistering pace
Got off to a hot start
In hot pursuit
A red-hot line drive
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Hot

Wanted by the police;
A hot suspect
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Hot

Performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy;
A hot drummer
He's hot tonight
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Hot

Having a piquant burning taste of spices or peppers;
Gingery Chinese food
Hot peppers
Hot curry
Corn chips with peppery salsa
Spicy tomato sauce
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Hot

Very popular or successful;
One of the hot young talents
Cabbage patch dolls were hot last season
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Hot

Very unpleasant or even dangerous;
Make it hot for him
In the hot seat
In hot water
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Hot

Newest or most recent;
News hot off the press
Red-hot information
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Hot

Having or bringing unusually good luck;
Hot at craps
The dice are hot tonight
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Hot

Very good; often used in the negative;
He's hot at math but not so hot at history
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Hot

Newly made;
A hot scent
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Hot

Capable of quick response and great speed;
A hot sports car
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Hot

Having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm;
Hot for travel
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Hot

Of a seeker; near to the object sought;
You're getting warm
Hot on the trail
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Hot

Having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity;
Hot fuel rods
A hot laboratory
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Hot

Charged or energized with electricity;
A hot wire
A live wire
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Hot

Marked by excited activity;
A hot week on the stock market
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