1 heated, tepid, lukewarm, cosy, comfortable, not uncomfortable, balmy:
We chose a beautiful warm day for our picnic.
2 passionate, impassioned, excited, animated, fervent, fervid, spirited, lively, ardent, zealous, keen, eager, emotional, heated, intense, irritated, annoyed, vexed, angry, irate, furious, testy, short-tempered, touchy, quick-tempered, irascible, irritable, stormy, turbulent, vigorous, violent, Colloq worked up, hot under the collar, steamed up:
Charles occasionally became a bit warm on the subject of architecture. The debate grew warm as we joined in.
3 amiable, friendly, cordial, affable, pleasant, genial, cheerful, kindly, hospitable, hearty; affectionate, tender, mellow, loving, amorous:
After a warm greeting from our host, we went in to meet the other guests. Her generous gifts to charity revealed that she really has a warm heart.
4 ardent, enthusiastic, earnest, eager, sincere:
Our ideas for the new campaign met with warm approval from the client.
5 uncomfortable, awkward, unpleasant, strained, tense:
The people in this town tend to make things a bit warm for strangers.
6 Often, getting warm. close or near to making a discovery, about to make a discovery:
From her look as I approached the cabinet, I knew I was getting warm.
7 heat (up), warm up or over:
I warmed myself by the fire.
8 Often, warm to. become less antagonistic or hostile to or toward(s), become enthusiastic or supportive of, become excited or animated about or over, be attracted to or toward(s), like, feel affection for:
Martin never did warm to my idea of using the village notice-board for his message.
9 stir, move, please, delight, make (one or someone) feel good:
It warmed me to know that she had at last found someone to love.
1 at a fairly high temperature
be, feel, look | get, grow
How can we get warm? She felt her face grow warm at his remarks.
| keep, stay
She tries to keep warm by sitting right next to the fire. The bread should stay warm for at least half an hour.
| keep sb/sth
These will keep your feet warm.
| serve sth
Bake for 15 minutes and serve warm with Greek yogurt.
exceptionally, extremely, particularly, really, very | almost
It was a mild day, almost warm.
Add the soured cream and cook, stirring, until just warm.
| faintly, pretty, quite, reasonably, relatively, slightly | enough, sufficiently
Are you sure you'll be warm enough dressed like that?
| beautifully, blissfully, comfortably, deliciously, pleasantly, wonderfully
sliding further down into the blissfully warm bed
The room seemed uncomfortably warm.
| surprisingly | unseasonably, unusually
The night air was soft and unseasonably warm.
nice (and) warm
Come and have a nice warm drink by the fire. That jacket looks nice and warm.
be, sound | become
exceptionally, extremely, immensely, marvellously, really, very
an immensely warm and friendly person
| genuinely | surprisingly
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