in a heated manner;
"`To say I am behind the strike is so much nonsense,' declared Mr Harvey heatedly"
"the children were arguing hotly"
- The man was hotly indignant at the insult.
- Recent reports in the press have been hotly denied.
- The results were hotly disputed.
- The subject was hotly debated among the members of the committee.
- The referee kept his ground although his decision was hotly contested by the crowd.