Definitions for hot air

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hot air

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hot air(noun)

    air that has been heated and tends to rise

  2. palaver, hot air, empty words, empty talk, rhetoric(noun)

    loud and confused and empty talk

    "mere rhetoric"

Wiktionary

  1. hot air(Noun)

    Air that has been heated, especially so as to function as the lifting agent of a hot-air balloon.

  2. hot air(Noun)

    Empty, confused or exaggerated talk having no meaning or substance.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. O. Henry, "A Ruler of Men.":

    A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.

  2. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:

    When you're sitting in the subcommittee just blowing hot air about this, you can say things like that.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    Hot air expands, and seriously pompous attitude is the inflation of choice by those lacking substance.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    That's just hot air. That's bluster. That's not serious, there's another word for it that starts with a 'b' - it's baloney.

  5. Sun Qin:

    The merger of SNPTC and CPI is not hot air - the State Council has not yet formally approved it but the two sides intend to go through with it - but other mergers haven't been put on the agenda yet.


Translations for hot air

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Geschwafel, heiße LuftGerman
  • αερολογίεςGreek
  • [[turha]] [[puhe]], [[kuuma]] [[ilma]], [[tyhjä]] [[puhe]], höpötys, hölynpölyFinnish
  • ventFrench
  • דברי הבל, אוויר חםHebrew
  • aria fritta, fuffaItalian
  • tomma ord, snack, varmluftSwedish

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